COVID19: Wipro techies self-quarantine after foreign trips
COVID19: Wipro techies self-quarantine after foreign trips – On return from overseas assignments as a precautionary measure the global software major Wipro’s techies have gone into 14-day self-quarantine against the spread of coronavirus, a politician said on Friday.
After thermal screening using non-invasive/contact-less infrared thermometers we have actioned a series of measures, including a 14-day self-quarantine for all onsite returnees from overseas assignments, the official told IANS.
The city-based IT behemoth, however, didn’t disclose what percentage techies had thus far returned from abroad or what percentage are in self-quarantine.
Operating from multiple locations the planet over, Wipro has around 1.75 lakh employees.
To guard its staff against the contagion that forced amid rising coronavirus positive cases within the city, the outsourcing firm has taken a slew of measures as per the central government to declare a 21-day lockdown across the country since March 24 midnight.
The software major said the security, health, and well-being of its employees and communities where it operates was paramount.
The company’s development centers are made safe for its techies to figure after screening and sanitizing their hands. Thus we have ensured social/physical distancing to form it a secure place to figure for workers providing critical services at our offices, asserted the spokesperson.
On March 16, the corporate gave selective work-from-home choice to its employees, counting on their role. After Karnataka recorded two COVID-19 deaths and 55 positive cases till Thursday.
Our most prominent safety and crisis management teams along with our offices remain open and its global environment, health will assess the coronavirus fallout, said the tech firm during a statement earlier.
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