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.
Instagram Down: Giving 5xx Server Error
Update 19 Mar 2021 23:38 IST: Instagram and other apps are now working fine.
Instagram is currently facing downtime and users from all around the world are reporting Instagram Server Down on Twitter. Some users are also facing downtime on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The Instagram app is showing “couldn’t refresh feed”. and the Instagram website is giving 5xx Server Error.
Earthquake in Nalanda, Patna – Bihar with 3.5 Magnitude
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 was reported near Nalanda in Bihar on Monday night, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km northwest (NW) of Nalanda, Bihar, India, the agency said. The earthquake struck at 9:23 PM IST at a depth of 5 km from the surface. Tremors were also felt in Gaya, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, Patna.
Uttarakhand Power Plant Damaged After The Glacier Burst
Uttarakhand: A glacial burst in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand triggered an avalanche and massive flooding of the Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers on Sunday morning, forcing the emergency evacuation of thousands from surrounding areas, and damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.
Disaster response and management teams have been deployed to conduct search-and-rescue and relief operations. Around 100 to 150 people may have been killed, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash told news agency ANI. Authorities fear hundreds more may still be stuck. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Assam to campaign for Assembly polls, tweeted: “India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone’s safety.”
Disaster management teams have been mobilized and hundreds of ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) have been rushed for rescue operations.
SN Pradhan, chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), said that teams from the relief force have been moved for search-and-rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand where a glacial burst has triggered an avalanche. “The glacial burst has taken out a bridge constructed by the Border Road Organisation. Also in the higher reaches, the Rishiganga hydel project also has been damaged,” he said.