Coronavirus outbreak: Gurgaon PayTM employee tests positive after returning from Italy, says company

  • It said the infected employee had recently returned from a vacation in Italy, one of the worst-affected countries

  • PayTM has advised all its employees to work from home for the next few days while the Gurgaon unit gets sanitised, the statement said

  • 'As a precautionary measure, we have suggested his team members to get health tests done immediately,' a PayTM spokesperson said

Gurgaon: A PayTM employee in Gurgaon has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the company said in a statement on Wednesday, advising its employees to work from home for the next few days.

 Coronavirus outbreak: Gurgaon PayTM employee tests positive after returning from Italy, says company

People wearing protective masks in the wake of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, stand outside RML Hospital in New Delhi. PTI

It said the infected employee had recently returned from a vacation in Italy, one of the worst-affected countries.

PayTM has advised all its employees to work from home for the next few days while the Gurgaon unit gets sanitised, the statement said, adding that its daily operations will not be impacted.

"One of our colleagues based out of Gurgaon office who recently returned from Italy post a vacation has sadly been tested positive for Coronavirus. He is receiving appropriate treatment. As a precautionary measure, we have suggested his team members to get health tests done immediately," a PayTM spokesperson said.

"We have also advised all our colleagues to work from home for a couple of days while we get our offices sanitized. However, there will not be any impact on our daily operations and Paytm services will continue as usual," the spokesperson added.

Updated Date: Mar 04, 2020 22:48:29 IST



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