Covid-19 hits MCX’s HQ, one employee dead (IANS Exclusive)

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Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Covid-19 has hit multi commodity derivatives exchange MCX, as one of its employees in the business continuity team has succumbed to the dreaded virus.

The company is yet to reply to a detailed questionnaire shared with it.

According to sources, till now one employee has succumbed to the deadly disease, while few more have been found Covid-19 positive.

The tragedy struck employees who were in line of duty and manned the MCX office staying back in the building premises.

“Nearly 30-odd employees were stationed at the office. They used to stay back on their respective floors,” sources said, adding: “Recently one of them succumbed to Covid-19, while nine others including the security guard had been tested positive.”

Sources further claimed that these employees were being offered up to 3 times’ monthly salary.

The company has said to have made provisions for the stay of the employees in the exchange building.

As per sources, the company has some 300 employees in Mumbai, some of whom have been quoted in this story.

—IANS
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