Coronavirus update: Mindtree employee in Bengaluru tests positive for COVID-19

Bengaluru: A techie of software major Mindtree tested positive for coronavirus on return here from an overseas trip, a company official said on Tuesday.

“One of our Mindtree Minds (employees), on return from an overseas trip to Bengaluru, has tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. He, along with his family members, are under the medical supervision of the Karnataka Health Department,” said Mindtree Chief People Officer Paneesh Rao in a statement here.

The techie is recuperating and on way to recovery.

“The software engineer had self-isolated himself on return from the trip and did not visit any of our facility or meet any other employee,” Rao said.

The city-based Larson and Toubro (L&T) subsidiary has sent out a series of advisories to its employees across the country and overseas on safety measures at workplaces and homes.

“Sanitisation of all high touch points in our facilities, hand sanitisers at lift landing/receptions and other common areas and infrared thermometers have been put in place,” Rao added.

IIM-Bangalore convocation postponed over coronavirus fears

The coronavirus scare has hit the premier Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, forcing it to postpone the annual convocation on March 20, a source said on Tuesday.

“In view of the Covid-19 outbreak and the advisories by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the World Health Organisation to avoid large gatherings, we have decided to postpone the convocation 2020 scheduled for Friday, March 20,” said IIM-B Director G. Raghuram in an internal mail, sourced by IANS, to the institute.

He said all the stakeholder groups were consulted and the postponing decision has been taken based on their inputs and subsequent deliberations, keeping in mind everybody’s safety.

“I would also like to assure you that while we are geared to contain the spread of the virus on campus, we have taken this decision to avoid putting you and your family at risk, both due to travelling and large gathering,” Raghuram said.

In February, the institute announced that Tata Sons Executive Chairman N. Chandrasekaran would be the chief guest at the 45th IIM-B convocation.

Raghuram said the respective course programme offices will get in touch with the students pertaining to the receipt of degrees in the mail.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 fears prompted IIM-B to ask its students who travelled abroad recently to visit the campus doctor immediately.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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