New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: An employee of leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited's Manesar plant has tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus, said that company in a statement on Sunday.

"An employee at the company's Manesar plant tested positive for COVID-19 on May 22. His last attendance at the plant was on May 15. The employee has been admitted to a hospital and his condition is stable," Maruti Suzuki India said, as reported by news agency ANI.

In another statement, the company said that it has informed the district administration, adding that it is providing all medical help and assistance to him as per the guidelines issued by the government.

On the status of another employee possibly infected with the virus, the company said that there may be a possibility of a second case of infection that has just been reported. More information is being sought, it noted.

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The automaker, in the confirmed case, has undertaken a contact tracing exercise and out of abundant caution, all employees who could have come in contact are advised to stay in home isolation, he said. The company has in place a robust and carefully designed standard operating procedure (SOP) for maximum safety against infection spread at the workplace and transit, which goes well beyond compliance requirement, the company said.

In addition, there is also a COVID-19 Task Force that closely monitors adherence to the SOP in the company, the company added.

MSI had resumed production at its Gurugram plant from May 18. Both Manesar and Gurugram plants have an installed capacity to churn out over 15.5 lakh vehicles per annum.

The Gurugram facility rolls out models like S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, Ignis and Super Carry light commercial vehicle. The Manesar plant, on the other hand, produces high selling models like Alto, Swift, Dzire, S-Presso, Ertiga and Baleno.

(With PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma