Google confirmed on Friday that one of its employees in Bengaluru has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus and currently put in isolation.
The 26-year-old man had recently returned from Greece and reportedly visited several places in the Karnataka capital. He has been placed in isolation at a Bengaluru hospital, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu said. People who may have come in contact with him are being traced, according to the state government.
"We can confirm that an employee from our Bengaluru office has been diagonsed with COVID-19. They were in one of our Bengaluru offices for a few hours before developing any symptoms," a company spokesperson said in a statement.Google has been asked other employees to work from home and those who may have come in close contact with the patient have been asked to quarantine themselves.
Google said the employee had been at its office for a few hours. "We can confirm that an employee from our Bengaluru office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He was in one of our Bengaluru offices for a few hours before developing any symptoms. The employee has been on quarantine since then. #CoronaVirus," the global software giant said in a statement.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking employees in that Bengaluru office to work from home tomorrow (Friday)," said Google.
After Dell India and Mindtree, this is the third case in India of coronavirus infecting an employee of a tech giant.