Engro shuts down offices for three days as employee tests positive for COVID-19

Karachi, March 10, 2020: This afternoon at 1:00 pm, Engro informed that an employee of Engro Corporation on 8 Floor of The Harbour Front (THF) Building, has tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Said employee was last in office for only a few hours on Friday, March 6, 2020.

These circumstances, based on medical advice from our Doctor and in consultation with relevant experts, do not warrant office closure and call for self-monitoring alongside necessary hygiene practices.

One of Pakistan’s leading Infectious Diseases Specialists has indicated that exposure to the infected person of more than 15 minutes and at a distance of less than one meter may make one more susceptible to contracting the virus.

Only as a precautionary measure, all Engro offices at The Harbour Front Building shall remain closed over the next three days, with business to resume on Monday, March 16, 2020

During office closure, Engro shall ensure a complete disinfection across all our floors in The Harbour Front Building. Over the next three days, all Engro THE employees shall be expected to work from home.

Upon return, employees will be screened for symptoms as a precaution. The Doctor advises that all employees monitor their health over the next two weeks and should any flu-like symptoms be felt or observed, they should consult their doctors for medical advice.

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