The swine flu bug has bit the IT sector. After Google closed its office for two days to get its premises sanitised, Wipro decided to get its swine flu act in place.
The firm has directed its employees returning from overseas assignments to report to work 48 hours after their arrival. These two days will be paid leaves for them.
Given that of the 34 confirmed cases of swine flu so far, most have been techies, the city’s IT firms have stepped up their swine flu alert and awareness mechanism.
The two IT firms that have had a case each of infection in their office have had the entire staff quarantined and the suspect cases tested for the infection. Most IT majors are sending out mailers daily asking their jet-setting techies to take precautions. At Microsoft, the internal website has been uploaded with the information on swine flu along with travel guidelines. Similarly, the management of Mahindra Satyam has forwarded power point presentations to the work force giving a lowdown on how to protect themselves and the same has been uploaded on the company’s portal as well.