On Thursday, an employee of IT company HCL Technologies tested positive for coronavirus. The company in a statement said that the employee is currently in an isolation ward. All prescribed protocols of sanitation and contact tracing have been done, it added.

“Unfortunately, one employee from our Noida office has been tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus while he was in self-isolation after his return from international travel and hence our office is following all government and health advisory protocols,” HCL Tech said.

“The employee is currently in an isolation ward and all measures are being taken to provide best medical care to him and support to his family,” it added.

The company said that it is monitoring all information sources including WHO alerts, complying with all government advisories to help the employees to take better care of themselves and their family members, preventing the spread of the virus.

The company further informs, all other employees are in good health and they are being monitored continuously. “We have invoked our COVID-19 Contingency Plan in all geographies which aims at maximizing Work From Home to aid social distancing and also issued a travel advisory across the company, taking full precautionary measures and suspending all non-essential travel until further notice.

“Our recently launched global helpline for COVID-19 provides 24X7 support to our employees,” the company said.

“We understand that key to fighting this virus is the need for high awareness, action where necessary, and containment. Our sincerest wishes and prayers go to all of the families of those who have been affected by the outbreak of this pandemic,” the statement added. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has now reached 172 with three deaths.

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