SAP India Employees Test Positive For H1N1; Offices Shut Down, Work From Home For All Employees
Two SAP employees in Bengaluru were found positive, when tested for H1N1 virus. This has prompted SAP to shut down offices across India, in Gurgaon, Mumbai, besides their Bengaluru office.
Entire office premises across three locations are being clinically checked so that there is no contamination due to the virus.
Closing down offices in Mumbai and Gurgaon along with Bengaluru does signify that SAP India is taking every precaution possible to stop the spread of this virus.
Besides, all the employees across three locations: Bengaluru, Gurgaon, and Mumbai have been asked to work from home, between February 20th to February 29th.
In a statement, the company said, “Two SAP India employees based in Bangalore (RMZ Ecoworld office) have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Detailed contact tracing that the infected colleagues may have come into contact with is underway,”
SAP has said that the health and wellness of their employees are of paramount importance, and there shall be no compromise on this issue.
The company has strongly advised all employees to seek medical advice, in case any relative or friends are showing symptoms such as cold, fever and sore throat, running nose, body ache, chills, fatigue, which are common with H1N1 infection.
H1N1, also known as swine flu, can spread via air and on physical contact with the infected patient.
H1N1 is a subtype of influenza A virus, which spread globally in 2009, and is also responsible for the infamous Spanish flu of 1918.
Sanitizing hands regularly, and wearing masks are recommended to avoid getting infected.
Here is a detailed blog on 10 things that you should avoid to prevent swine flu or H1N1 infection.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.