Goa Carbon, VIP Industries, Prataap Snacks, JK Lakshmi shut down operations due to coronavirus

VIP Industries has also shut down its operations in factories located at Nashik and Haridwar, warehouses, company-run stores etc. till March 31, 2020.

Mar 25, 2020 06:03 IST India Infoline News Service

Goa Carbon said in the BSE filing that the operations at Paradeep plant in Odisha have been temporarily shut-down as a proactive measure towards the containment of the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

VIP Industries has also shut down its operations in factories located at Nashik and Haridwar, warehouses, company-run stores etc. till March 31, 2020. The duration of this lockdown may vary depending upon the situation in the state and country as on March 31, 2020, and directives issued by the respective Government Authorities. The impact of this is material, however, the uncertainty around the situation makes it difficult to assess the impact at this stage in time.

VIP Industries further said, “we are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to take appropriate action, as per regulatory guidance.”

JK Lakshmi Cement said the State Govt. of Gujarat has further extended lockdown in Gandhinagar and Surat, from March 25-31, 2020. Accordingly, plant operations at our Grinding Units at Kalol and Surat shall remain temporarily closed during this period. The Company is closely monitoring the situation.

Prataap Snacks has been taking precautions across its operations against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), which includes maintaining hygiene conditions, sanitization, temperature checks of all employees, discontinuing employee travel and the following health and distancing advisories and other government recommendations/directives.

“Further, we write to inform you that in light of heightened concern on spread of CoronaVirus (COVID-19) and line with guidelines/directives of government/local body, the Company has suspended its manufacturing operations at its plants located at Indore and Guwahati. The manufacturing operations at subsidiary's plant located at Rajkot is also suspended,” Prataap Snacks said. The duration of the closure of the plants will depend upon government/local body guidelines/directives and the production at the above plants will resume as conditions permit.

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