Tamil Nadu: Carmakers can operate factories at full capacity

Export oriented industries which include carmakers like Renault-Nissan, Hyundai and Ford can now operate at 100% capacity.

The government of Tamil Nadu has allowed export-oriented industries to operate at full capacity after a drop in Covid-19 cases. These include carmakers like Renault-Nissan, Hyundai and Ford.

Earlier, Renault-Nissan workers had approached the Madras High Court seeking a complete plant shutdown. They had alleged that social distancing norms were being flouted at the factory and the risk to their lives outweighed the health benefits provided by the company.

While the Renault-Nissan plant was shut down for a short period of time, Hyundai and Ford too decided to halt operations following worker protests.

New Covid-19 cases in the state have fallen to about 8,000 a day from a peak of more than 30,000 in May.

Source: ET Auto

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