OYO Hotels & Homes will cover the cost of novel coronavirus vaccines of all its employees in India and their family members, the hospitality major announced on Thursday. In a statement, the company said that its employees and their families can get the vaccination at any vaccination centre convenient to them. The company would compensate in full, it added. COVID-19 Impact: 5 Tips to Help Your Businesses Recover from Coronavirus Pandemic.

"As part of our commitment to keep our employees and their families safe and show our gratitude to them, we are happy to facilitate the cost of their Covid-19 vaccinations. We encourage employees to take the vaccine after reading up about its benefits and making an informed decision," Dinesh Ramamurthi, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), OYO Hotels & Homes said.

"We have always believed in providing equal opportunities to everyone irrespective of their age and gender and our new gender-neutral parental policy is a testament to us levelling the playing field both at home and at work," he added. Business Confidence in India Improves As Economic Activities and COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Gathers Pace: NCAER Survey.

Earlier, companies such as Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Reliance Industries (RIL) and Accenture have also said that they will cover the vaccination costs for their employees.