A Google employee from Google Bangalore office has been tested positive for the coronavirus in an official statement. Following the incident, the company has asked its employees to work from home until an announcement is made.
“We can confirm that an employee from our Bangalore office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. They were in one of our Bangalore offices for a few hours before developing any symptoms”, a Google representative said in a statement. They were found to be affected by the novel coronavirus on their way back from the US.
This is the third case after Dell and MindTree in the country. The employee is currently under quarantine and the company has asked colleagues who were in close contact to quarantine themselves, do a medical checkup and monitor their health. Following the incident, Google told it’s employees to work from home so as to stop the spreading in the office.
Many other tech giant companies are offering work from home options for their employees in the current situation. Amazon, Microsoft, etc are a few companies that asked the same to their employees.
The first coronavirus death was confirmed from Karnataka, a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi, KA died of COVID-19, confirmed by the State Health Minister B Sriramalu on Thursday
As part of the current ongoing efforts to stop the spreading of the virus, Karnataka bans malls, cinema halls, pubs, marriages, and other large gatherings and also suspends IPL 2020 till April 15.