Noida: Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in India, domestic smartphone manufacturer Lava on Wednesday announced that it will pay part of its factory workers salary in advance. Also Read - Tablighi Jamaat Congregation: BJP MP Says it Was Planned 'Corona Jihad'

Lava will pay around 20 per cent of the salary in advance on Wednesday, almost 12 days ahead of the scheduled date, it said in a statement. Also Read - Frontline Nurse Dies Due to Coronavirus Moments After Husband Whispered 'Don't Worry About The Kids'

The move is a part of the several measures that the company has taken to ease the trouble of its employees and ensure their safety and well-being. Also Read - CSK Shares Mitchell Santner's Mind-boggling Golf Tricks During COVID-19 Lockdown | WATCH VIDEO

The company said it will also set a precedent for all its employees to look after their support staff at home during these testing times.

Lava had shut its manufacturing facility in Noida between March 22-March 25 as per the state government’s directive.

As a preventive measure against coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced nationwide 21-day lockdown starting from Tuesday midnight.