SAP shuts India offices after swine flu hits two employees

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Bengaluru: SAP has closed offices in Bengaluru, Gurugram and Mumbai for extensive sanitisation after two of its employees in Bengaluru have tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

The employees based in these locations have been asked to work from home, the German tech giant said in a statement.

It added that as a precautionary measure, all SAP India offices across Bengaluru, Gurugram, and Mumbai have been closed for extensive sanitisation.

Stating that it is monitoring the situation closely, SAP advised employees to seek medical advice if they or their family members have any symptoms of cold, cough with fever.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), H1N1 symptoms include fever, chills and sore throat and are similar to seasonal influenza but have been characterised by higher fatality rates among healthy young adults and higher incidence of viral pneumonia.

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