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Half of Japanese companies in India order employees home: survey

Businesses raise concerns over COVID surge and medical shortages

A woman receives a coronavirus test in Kolkata. The surge in cases has overwhelmed India's health care system.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The majority of Japanese companies operating in India have told their staffers to come home or plan to do so as the South Asian country endures a continued surge in COVID-19 infections, a recent survey shows. 

Staffing agency JAC Recruitment polled 117 of its clients online this month, finding that 50% of respondents had told Japanese employees to return home. 

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