COVID-19 outbreaks: Infosys evacuates satellite office in Bengaluru

South India

BENGALURU: Infosys carried out evacuation at one of its satellite offices here on Friday after an employee came in contact with a suspected case of COVID-19.


"We have taken a decision to evacuate one of our satellite buildings in Bengaluru as a precautionary measure, as one of our employees had been in contact with an individual with suspected COVID-19," the company said in its statement.

"Employees have been directed to work from home, and there is no impact on our client deliverables as a result of this temporary evacuation," it added.

On the other hand, Google also informed media on Friday that an employee at its Bengaluru office has tested positive for the COVID-19 and the firm has directed all its employees in that office to work from home as a precautionary measure.

The search engine giant has asked colleagues who were in close contact with the employee to quarantine themselves and monitor their health.

The coronavirus, originated in china’s Wuhan city in December last year, has spread to more than 100 countries, infecting more than 1,20,000 people

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 83.

On Friday, the Union Health Ministry put the number of confirmed cases at 82. 

Two deaths due to the lethal infection have been reported in the country. It had prompted the authorities to closure of schools, colleges, and theatres, and many public events, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), were also postponed.

On Friday, a 68-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died due to co-morbidity, diabetics and hypertension at a Delhi hospital.

On Thursday, India had reported its first death due to coronavirus. A 76-year-old man from the state of Karnataka had died. The man from Kalaburagi had recently returned from Saudi Arabia, and his sample has been confirmed for COVID19.

With inputs from Agency

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