Paytm employee in Gurgaon has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The employee had recently returned from a vacation in Italy, one of the worst-hit countries from coronavirus. Paytm spokesperson said, "One of our colleagues based out of Gurgaon office who recently returned from Italy post a vacation has sadly been tested positive for Coronavirus. He is receiving appropriate treatment and we are extending complete support to his family. As a precautionary measure, we have suggested his team members to get health tests done immediately. We have also advised all our colleagues to work from home for a couple of days while we get our offices sanitized. However, there will not be any impact on our daily operations and Paytm services will continue as usual."
The company said all its six offices will remain closed for sanitising purposes and announced two-day leave for all its employees. In India, at least 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India till Wednesday. The global death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 3,000 leaving more than 93,000 people infected.