Pune : Infosys vacates two buildings in Hinjawadi after woman employee found Coronavirus positive

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Sumit Singh

Pune, March 23, 2020: After a woman employee of IT major Infosys was found positive with Coronavirus, two buildings on the campus in Hinjawadi, has been closed. She is one of the contacts of an Anganwadi worker who tested positive a few days ago.

“We can confirm that an Infosys employee in Pune has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is under medical supervision and we have asked colleagues who were in contact with the employee to self-quarantine themselves and closely monitor their health. We have vacated two buildings where this employee worked, and these will remain closed for deep cleaning and sanitization. As a precautionary measure, we are also sanitizing the entire campus and have sent detailed communication to the employees working from that campus. Infosys has taken and will continue to take necessary precautions to keep our employees and communities safe”, Infosys sent an official statement to Punekarnews.in

After her reports came, the sprawling campus of Infosys in Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi, is being comprehensively sanitized and fumigated as a precautionary measure.

In an email sent to the employees, the company stated, “We are writing to let you know that a positive case of COVID-19 was detected among one of our employees in Pune, today. While we are providing all support to the concerned employee, we are also working with the health authorities on contact tracing as well as subsequent actions needed.

To avoid unnecessary panic, only those who have been identified as potential contacts have been communicated with and advised of next steps they need to take (administering self-quarantine for 14 days at home) and other measures communicated by the govt health advisory. Also, the entire campus is being comprehensively sanitized and fumigated as a precautionary measure. As you already know, the zoning guidelines would help us in limiting the required actions to the building or zone concerned. We will be closing SDB 1, SDB 4 and FC 1 for necessary fumigation and sanitization for the next 48 hours (until Tuesday evening). We will share separate and comprehensive communication with the employees working out of these buildings.

We would like to reassure you that as and when we have additional information, we will keep you updated. We understand that these are testing times and you may be concerned. We are taking all possible steps to ensure a completely sanitized work environment that prioritizes employee safety. We also request you to refrain from believing in or spreading any information that is hear say/rumors via any of the social media channels. We request your support to ensure we handle this situation with utmost responsibility.

If any action is needed from you, you will be contacted directly by the company or by local health authorities and you are requested to follow their instructions for tests or self-quarantine as advised.”