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Nation Current Affairs 13 Mar 2020 Google employee in B ...

Google employee in Bengaluru quarantined after testing positive for Covid19

Published Mar 13, 2020, 11:13 am IST
Updated Mar 13, 2020, 3:14 pm IST
Colleagues who were in close contact instructed to work from home
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. (AFP)
 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. (AFP)

Bengaluru: A fifth case of  Covid-19 coronavirus positive case has been reported from Karnataka, this time a google employee working at the RMZ Infinity in Bengaluru.

According to an official spokesperson from RMZ, "We can confirm that an employee from Google, Bangalore office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. They were in one of our Bengaluru offices for a few hours before developing any symptoms. The employee has been on quarantine since then, and we have asked colleagues who were in close contact with the employee to quarantine themselves and monitor their health."


“Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking employees in that Bangalore office to work from home tomorrow. We have taken and will continue to take all necessary precautionary measures, following the advice of public health officials, as we prioritize everyone's health and safety," the spokesperson said.

All logins to Infinity on March 13 stands cancelled.

Almost all the IT companies have asked their employees to work from home as a precautionary measure and to contain the spread of coronavirus.

 In the light of the rapid spread of coronavirus, we are constantly monitoring the situation, following applicable government directives and ensuring regular communication with our employees across the world. We have put in place several measures; including increased precautions at our facilities, travel advisories, remote working, and a dedicated helpdesk, to ensure employee safety and business continuity
- Infosys spokesperson

With this, Bengaluru has reported five Covid-19 cases. After a techie his wife and daughter detected with coronavirus infection another person who was on a honeymoon vacation to Greece too has been detected with the dreaded virus.

Following the death of a 87-year-old man at Kalaburagi, which is the first Covid-19 fatality, the education department has declared holiday for classes between 6 to 9 in Bengaluru city and urban jurisdiction. Earlier, the urban administration had declared holiday for pre nursery and up to class 5.

Meanwhile, the local Civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has formed committees to create awareness within and outside BBMP jurisdiction. The civic body is also planning for extensive awareness drive. 

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru