Coronavirus Pandemic: Google Employee In Bengaluru Office Tests Positive, Colleagues Quarantined 

Coronavirus Pandemic: Google Employee In Bengaluru Office Tests Positive, Colleagues Quarantined Google (Representative Image) (Unsplash/Paweł Czerwiński)

A Google employee at Bengaluru office has tested positive for coronavirus, reports India Today.

The information was confirmed by Google India who reportedly said that the employee was at the Bengaluru office for a few hours before showing symptoms.

"We can confirm that an employee from our Bangalore office has been diagnosed with COVID-19. They were in one of our Bangalore offices for a few hours before developing any symptoms.

The employee has been on quarantine since then and we have asked colleagues who were in close contact with the employee to quarantine themselves and monitor their health,” said Google.

Google India has also said that they have asked its employees in Bengaluru office to work from home on Saturday (14 March) amid the situation.

Earlier, Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Thursday (12 March) confirmed that the 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi in the state's northern region died of coronavirus, which marked the first coronavirus death in India.