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Dell and Mindtree confirm one case each of COVID-19

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Dell Technologies and Mindtree Ltd. have confirmed one COVID-19 case each from among their employees who returned from overseas.

Dell on Tuesday confirmed that two of its employees were tested for the virus following their return trip from the U.S. which included a visit to the company’s headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. “One employee tested negative, another tested positive and has since been placed in quarantine,” the company said.

Mindtree said its staffer who had returned from an overseas trip tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

Dell Technologies president and MD Alok Ohrie said in an employee broadcast that the team member who tested positive for COVID-19 would not return to work until cleared by medical officials and that the leadership was in contact with the team member to ensure required support.

Team members in Bengaluru who may have come in contact with the affected employee are now working remotely, the company said in a statement.

Paneesh Rao, chief people officer, Mindtree Ltd., said, “The employee, along with his family members, is under quarantine and medical supervision. All measures are being taken to provide the best of medical care to him and his family. The employee isolated himself upon return from the trip and did not visit the office or meet any other Mindtree colleagues.”

With all the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Karnataka being IT employees and their family members, tech firms across the country are now on high alert.

On March 3, Intel said one of its employees in the city had potentially been exposed and was under quarantine.

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