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.
An Earthquake of Magnitude 4.9 felt in Nepal, India and China
An earthquake of Magnitude 4.9 hit Nepal, India, and China at around 03.00 pm IST. Tremors were felt in Nepal with light tremors in some cities like Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, and Patna in the Indian state of Bihar.
The epicenter is said to be 10 km from Phulpingkatti in Nepal. More updates are awaited.
London Bridge Down: Death of Queen Elizabeth brings a moment of reckoning for Britain
LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II has died in Scotland aged 96 after battling health problems since last October, the Royal Family announced Thursday. Doctors had placed the queen under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands.
Buckingham Palace has just released the following statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Her close family rushed to her bedside as doctors grew “concerned” about her health on Thursday, Buckingham Palace said. Her grandson and his wife, Harry and Meghan Markle – who had a public showdown with the Palace, flew in from Canada.
According to news agency AFP, the Queen pulled out of a planned meeting with her senior political advisors on Wednesday, after being told to rest. The previous day she had audiences at Balmoral – her Scottish Highlands retreat, with outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appointed his successor, Liz Truss.
In recent months, the Queen appeared visibly frail and had a series of withdrawals from public engagements. She had taken to walking with a stick and was also seen touring the Chelsea Flower Show in a motorized buggy.
In June, the UK came together for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the British throne. Her husband, Prince Phillip, died last year at the age of 99, two months before his 100th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.
Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975, and appointed by the Queen earlier this week. She held weekly audiences with her prime minister throughout her reign.
Bharat Ratna awardee and true gem Lata Mangeshkar Ji is no more
The nightingale of the music industry, Lata Mangeshkar Ji passed away on February 6 at the age of 92 in the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She was born on September 29, 1929. Very few singers have achieved the admiration that she did in her life.
She sang thousands of songs in more than 20 different languages. Not only in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan, she was also admired and praised in western countries.
PM Modi was among the first ones to share the sad news. “The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people,” he tweeted.
Apart from Bharat Ratna, she received numerous honors like the Daughter of the Nation award, the Legion of Honour award from the French government, and many more. Lata Mangeshkar truly was a gift that India will never cease cherishing.
We at Giveupnot pay our heartly tributes to her and wish that “unki aatma ko sadgati prapt ho”, OM SHANTI.