Coronavirus: Infosys vacates office in Bengaluru, asks staff to work from home

Coronavirus: Infosys vacates office in Bengaluru, asks staff to work from home

The Infosys on Saturday decided to vacate one of its satellite buildings in Bengaluru after one of its employees came in contact with a suspected COVID-19 case.

The decision to vacate the building and ask staff to work from was taken as a precautionary measure, Infosys said in a statement.

"Infosys has taken a decision to evacuate one of our satellite buildings (in Bengaluru) as a precautionary measure, as one of our employees had been in contact with an individual with suspected COVID-19," the statement read.

Infosys said this step has been taken to ensure "safety of our employees and undertake a comprehensive disinfection exercise at our facility".

Besides this, Infosys has directed its employees to work from home. "There is no impact on our client deliverables as a result of this temporary evacuation," the statement said.

As on march 13, Karnataka had reported six COVID-cases while the national figure was 83.

Ten of these 83 cases have been cured and discharged, while two (one each from Karnataka and Delhi) have died.