Flipkart directs Bengaluru employees to work from home for three days

04:08 PM Mar 12, 2020 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: After Wipro, TCS and HCL, the online gaint Flipkart has now asked its staff in Bengaluru to mandatorily work from home for three days, starting Wednesday.The company’s Bellandur office campus has about 8,000-10,000 employees who have been asked to work from home.


Reportedly, though there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases from Flipkart yet, this shutdown of its office is being done as a precautionary move.

The company in a memo had also asked its executives with a recent international travel history and flu-like symptoms to stay away from the office for 14 days. PhonePe, the group’s payments arm would also see half of its staff working from home starting on Thursday for at least a week. PhonePe has around 1,200 people in its office.

“Our BCP (business continuity plan) takes into account the potential risks a situation like Covid-19 can have on our strategic operations and our customer obligations. This trial is mandatory and we request your cooperation in helping us implement the same,” Flipkart told its employees.


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