Coronavirus: IT firms evacuate offices in Pune

Maharashtra sets up isolation wards in all district hospitals.

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With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Pune, employees of many organisations in the Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park in Hinjewadi have been allowed to work from home. Also, two IT companies in Magarpatta and Hinjewadi, respectively have evacuated their premises after an employee in each of them showed symptoms of infection.

Some floors have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Almost three lakh people travel to Hinjewadi daily to work in the offices situated in the IT park. Infosys and TCS have been closely monitoring its employees and are taking all possible measures to protect their workforces.

Two people from Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the toll to seven in the city. The two infected people had come in close contact with two residents of Pune, who had returned from Dubai and tested positive for coronavirus.

Till Wednesday, 1,38,968 travellers from 1195 flights have been screened at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur international airports.

All travellers who have come from Iran, Italy and South Korea after February 21 are being monitored by functionaries of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme.

Isolation wards have been set up in all district hospitals and government medical colleges. Maharashtra has more than 500 isolation beds ready and available as on date.

In New York, asset management company, BlackRock has confirmed that one of its employees has tested positive. An employee at one of the satellite facilities of Jaguar Land Rover in Britain has also tested positive for COVID-19.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Working from home is no more an option. Creating an office environment at home is challenging to all of us, especially at this time of distress.

  2. what about people working in TCS KolRecently some new recruitment has been done and candidates as far as from Hyderabad and south India have been sent to Kolkotta. No body knows their fate. Companies like Infosis are sending the trainess fromm their facility to thier native places apprehensive of the severity of the Karone virus situation. Will TCS wake up and decide the fate of their new recruitees?

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