COVID-19: Infosys evacuates Bengaluru building

Infosys evacuates building in Bengaluru after employee comes in contact with suspected COVID-19 patient

The Infosys logo is seen at a financial conference. (Credit: Reuters)

Infosys has evacuated one of its satellite office buildings in Bengaluru following reports of its employee coming in contact with a suspected coronavirus patient.

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The development comes after the Karnataka government advised IT and other professionals working in air-conditioned places to work from home for time being, for about a week, to prevent the spread of the virus.

An internal communication from the office here read, "We have received information about a situation of a team member from the IIPM building, who may have been in proximity to an individual with suspected COVID-19."

Also see: Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases 

"We have evacuated the IIPM building as a precautionary measure," a company official told PTI on Saturday adding the place was being sanitised. The Infosys management has requested its employees to stay calm as it was only to ensure that they were "cautious and better prepared." Three of the six confirmed coronavirus patients in Karnataka are working in the IT sector.

 

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