Two SAP India employees test positive for H1N1; Bangalore, 2 other centers temporarily closed

NEW DELHI: SAP has said that two of its employees in Bangalore have tested positive and, as a precaution, has closed offices in Bangalore and Mumbai for extensive sanitation.

Employees based in these places have been asked to work from home, the German tech giant said in a statement.

Two employees based in Bangalore (RMZ Ecoworld office) have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Detailed tracking of contacts with whom infected colleagues may have been in contact is underway, SAP India said in a statement sent via email.

He added that, as a precaution, all Bengaluru, Gurugram and Mumbai have been closed for extensive sanitation.

... all SAP employees located in these places have been asked to work from home until further notice, the statement said.

In an internal communication to the employees, the company said considering the situation, we encourage you to work from home from February 20 to February 28.

By stating that he is monitoring the situation closely, SAP advised employees to seek medical advice if they or their family members have any symptoms of a cold, cough with fever.

The health of our employees is our priority and it is essential that we provide current information and guidance to help limit the spread of the H1N1 virus, he added.