Engro closes offices for three days as one employee contracts coronavirus disease
KARACHI: The Engro Corporation on Tuesday announced to shut down its offices for three days in The Harbour Front building in Karachi after one of its workers was tested positive for the coronavirus.
The company said the worker had come to the office on Mar 6 for few hours. It said it had taken the decision to close the offices as a precautionary measure. The statement added that however, the circumstances did not warrant office closure and call for self-monitoring.
“One of Pakistan’s leading Infectious Diseases Specialists has indicated that exposure to the infected person of more than 15 minutes (sic) and at a distance of less than one metre may make one more susceptible to contracting the virus,” the statement released by Engro read.
Two new cases have been reported taking the number of total cases to 18 in Pakistan.