Engro shuts down Karachi offices for 3 days after employee tests positive for coronavirus
According to Dawn News,the Engro Corporation announced on Tuesday that it is closing all the company’s offices located in The Harbour Front building in Karachi after one of its employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus. For more news in Pakistan and around the world.
In a statement issued today, Engro said that the employee who was diagnosed with COVID19 had come to the office on March 6 “for only a few hours”. The statement added that though the circumstances “do not warrant office closure and call for self-monitoring”, the decision to close the offices for the next three days was a “precautionary measure”.
During the closure, Engro offices will be disinfected while employees will continue to work from home, the company statement said. When the offices reopen on Monday, March 16, the employees will be screened for coronavirus’ symptoms “as a precaution”.
The company’s doctor has also advised employees to monitor their health over the next two weeks and consult a doctor in case of any flu-like symptoms.
Soon after Engro’s announcement, the administration of Dolmen City — where the Harbour Front is situated — issued a statement saying that the mall and other offices situated in the building will remain open.
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