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Two SAP employees in Bengaluru were found positive when tested for the H1N1 virus. This has prompted SAP to shut down offices across India, in Gurgaon, Mumbai, besides their Bengaluru office.

Entire office premises across three locations are being clinically checked so that there is no contamination due to the virus.

Closing down offices in Mumbai and Gurgaon along with Bengaluru does signify that SAP India is taking every precaution possible to stop the spread of this virus.

Besides, all the employees across three locations: Bengaluru, Gurgaon, and Mumbai have been asked to work from home, between February 20th to February 29th.

In a statement, the company said, “Two SAP India employees based in Bangalore (RMZ Ecoworld office) have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Detailed contact tracing that the infected colleagues may have come into contact with is underway,”

SAP has said that the health and wellness of their employees are of paramount importance, and there shall be no compromise on this issue.

The company has strongly advised all employees to seek medical advice, in case any relative or friends are showing symptoms such as cold, fever and sore throat, running nose, body ache, chills, fatigue, which are common with H1N1 infection.

H1N1, also known as swine flu, can spread via air and on physical contact with the infected patient.

H1N1 is a subtype of influenza A virus, which spread globally in 2009, and is also responsible for the infamous Spanish flu of 1918.

“If anyone of you or your family embers have any symptoms of cold, cough with fever please seek medical advice. ”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), H1N1 symptoms include fever, chills and sore throat and are similar to seasonal influenza but have been characterized by higher fatality rates among healthy young adults and higher incidence of viral pneumonia.

Swine flu is a viral disease that annually hits India during the winter season. In 2014-15, while over 31000 people were tested positive for swine flu, it took over 2000 lives in India.

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