Infosys confirmed that Mujeeb Mohammad was its employee and stated that he has been terminated from service. (Photo Credit: Image for representation/PTI)
Insofys has sacked one of its employees who gave a call to the public to sneeze in public to spread the coronavirus. The tech giant, which had initially believed that it could be a case of mistaken identity, confirmed later that Mujeeb Mohammad was its employee and stated that he has been terminated from service.
"Infosys has completed its investigation on the social media post by one of its employees and we believe that this is not a case of mistaken identity," the company tweeted late on Saturday night.
The company said the social media post by the employee was against Infosys code of conduct and its commitment to responsible social sharing.
"Infosys has a zero tolerance policy towards such acts and has accordingly, terminated the services of the employee."
Mohammad had posted on Facebook, "Let's join hands, go out and sneeze with open mouth in public. Spread the virus."
He was arrested on Friday night.
The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 834 in India on Saturday with the death toll rising to 19, according to the Union Health Ministry. According to the data, the number of active novel coronavirus cases in the country stood at 748, while 66 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.