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COVID-19: Infosys staff evacuated from Bengaluru’s Electronics City as precautionary measure

An employee walks past a signage board in the Infosys campus at the Electronics City IT district in Bangalore | File photo

An employee walks past a signage board in the Infosys campus at the Electronics City IT district in Bangalore | File photo   | Photo Credit: Vivek Prakash

Staff were evacuated as a precautionary measure after one of its employees had been in contact with an outsider who is a COVID-19 suspect case

Infosys on Friday announced that it had evacuated employees from its satellite campus at Electronics City Phase 11 as a precautionary measure after one of its employees had been in contact with an outsider who is a COVID-19 suspect case. “This is to ensure the safety of our employees and undertake a comprehensive disinfection exercise at our facility. Employees have been told to work from home,” said a spokesperson.

To curb the spread of COVID-19, all malls, cinema halls, pubs, exhibitions and summer camps in Bengaluru will be closed for a period of one week starting from March 14, 2020.

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Briefing the media after a meeting with several departments, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa stated that even colleges and universities will be closed. He said that all IT professionals and those working in AC rooms will also be advised to work from home. He said that all wedding functions and sport activities will also have to be cancelled.

The Chief Minister advised all residents should stay at home and be safe. He also said that a coordination committee had been formed to look into the detection of COVID-19 positive cases across the State. “Private hospitals should immediately reported suspected cases to the government hospitals,” Mr. Yediyurappa said.

Meanwhile India saw the country’s first COVID-19 death late on March 12 in Karnataka, after samples of a 76-year-old man, who was a suspected COVID-19 patient and passed away on March 10 night, tested positive for the disease.

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