COVID-19 scare: Techies asked to work from home

COVID-19 scare: Techies asked to work from home

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Bengaluru, Mar 10 : Techies living in a Whitefield apartment block where the city's first Coronavirus patient was residing have been asked to work from home. The Karnataka government is in touch with the heads of IT and ITES companies, some of which are said to have asked their staff to work from home.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr C Ashwath Narayan, who also holds the IT and BT Portfolio, said the government had directed the companies to explore giving their employees the work-from-home option. The government has also asked the companies to share their employees' travel history and the Minister is expected hold a meeting soon.

A techie working at a prominent MNC which employs the infected person said the HR department sent an email to the employees on Monday afternoon, asking 10 techies living in that apartment to work from home. All the 10 employees were sent home soon after the case was confirmed. (UNI)