Infosys sacks employee who encouraged others to spread coronavirus

Infosys said it has terminated the services of the employee who had made an 'inappropriate post' on social media related to the coronovirus outbreak.

Infosys, in a tweet from its official handle, said the social media post by the employee is against its code of conduct and its commitment to responsible social sharing.

"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," it noted. The Bengaluru-based company further said the company has a "zero tolerance policy towards such acts and has accordingly, terminated the services of the employee".

The individual, whose post triggered an outrage on Twitter on Thursday, had said, "Let's join hands, go out and sneeze with open in public. Spread the virus" in the post.