German software group SAP said on Thursday that it had temporarily shut down its offices in India for sanitisation after two employees in its Bengaluru Ecoworld office tested positive for H1N1 virus.
"Two SAP India employees based in Bangalore (RMZ Ecoworld office) have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Detailed contact tracing that the infected colleagues may have come into contact with is underway," SAP India said in a statement.
The company said its offices across Bengaluru, Gurugram and Mumbai have been closed for extensive sanitisation. All employees based in these locations have been asked to work from home till further notice.
"The health of our employees is our priority and it is critical that we provide the current information and guidance to help limit the spread of the H1N1 virus," it said.
SAP India also advised its employees to seek medical advice if they or their family members have any symptoms of cold, cough with fever.
H1N1 or swine flu can spread through air. Its symptoms are cough, fever, sore throat, running nose, body ache, headache, chills and fatigue.