Coronavirus: Intel employee under quarantine in Bengaluru

The employee is said to have 'potentially been exposed' to coronavirus.


An employee of Intel, Bengaluru, has been placed under quarantine as he has “potentially been exposed to” COVID-19. While travel has been restricted for the employees of Intel, the workplace is being sanitised continuously, and work-from-home is being encouraged.

Not only are the members of the workforce being guided on ways of keeping themselves safe and informed, visitors to the office are also being screened.

Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, an employee of global science-based company, DSM Shared Services, has been diagnosed with Covid-19. This is the second case of infection detected in the state. The first person who tested positive is said to have come in contact with about 88 people. Of these, 36 showed some symptoms of COVID-19. These 36 include passengers who were present in the bus that he travelled in from Bengaluru to Hyderabad, as well as some family members.

According to DSM, the infected employee who worked from the Company’s office at Raheja Mindspace, had placed himself in quarantine on 28 February itself when he had noticed symptoms. Today, the diagnosis was confirmed. He had apparently come into contact with about 80 people at the time of developing symptoms. All those people are being checked. Till now, no results have emerged positive. The DSM offices in Hyderabad have been closed till further notice, so that they can be disinfected and sanitised thoroughly. All the employees have been asked to work from home. Other offices in the building have also been closed as a precautionary measure.

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