A Google employee who works in Bangalore has been tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently in quarantine.
“We are sorry to report that we have one confirmed case of a Bangalore-based Googler testing positive for COVID-19,” said Anand Rangarajan, director of engineering and Bangalore site lead.
This is the third case after Dell India and Mindtree, where an employee of a tech giant has been diagnosed with coronavirus in the country.
“The Googler contracted the virus after traveling overseas, and was in the RMZ office on Monday, 9th March has not displayed any symptoms and passed the temperature screening. A few hours later, the Googler felt unwell and decided to return home. They were subsequently screened at a government-authorized hospital, placed in government quarantine and today confirmed as being infected by COVID-19. We’ve been in touch with the Googler and are offering our support.” said Anand Rangarajan.
“Please do not come into the RMZ office over the weekend either. We will be stopping food service and no meals will be served at the RMZ office starting tonight and over the weekend,” Rangarajan added.
The Union Health Ministry has confirmed a total of 76 coronavirus cases so far in India, where a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi, Karnataka died of COVID-19.