Coronavirus: Infosys Shuts Down Bengaluru Office, Allows Work From Home For Employees
IT major Infosys has shut down one of the offices in Bengaluru and asked every employee to work from home.
This is one of the satellite offices of Infosys, and the reason is coronavirus spread.
Earlier, Dell and Google too had evacuated their offices, and asked all employees to work from home.
However, in case of Infosys, there was no direct case of infection.
Why Infosys Evacuated Office In Bengaluru
As per reports coming in, one of the employees working with Infosys came in close content with a person who has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Hence, to avoid any contamination, and further spread of the virus, Infosys decided to evacuate entire building where that employee worked, and asked all employees from that office to work from home.
Infosys confirmed this, as they said, “Infosys has taken a decision to evacuate one of our satellite buildings as a precautionary measure, as one of our employees had been in contact with an individual with suspected COVID-19,”
Infosys has also informed that work will not be hampered in any case, and there will be no delay in the deliverables, as promised to the clients.
Work From Home Culture Sweeping Across India
Ever since the outbreak of coronavirus started, most of the IT biggies have embraced work from home schedule for all employees.
Once the offices are sanitized and ensured that there are no more carriers of the virus, offices are getting reopened as well.
We reported earlier that companies like TCS, HCL, Twitter have asked work from home for all employees; Few days back, a Dell employee was found to be tested positive, after which they evacuated the office, and asked work from home for all employees; 11,000 employees at Flipkart are already doing work from home, so are the Google India employees from one of their Bengaluru offices.
Karnataka Govt has already informed all IT companies to allow work from home for employees.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.