Twitter Asks Employees Globally To Work From Home Amid Coronavirus Scare

Twitter had already introduced the suspension of “non-critical” enterprise journey and occasions final week.

San Francisco, United States:

Twitter employees the world over have been requested to work at home beginning Monday in an effort to cease the unfold of the lethal new coronavirus epidemic.

The outbreak has unfold the world over since rising in central China late final yr, killing greater than three,100 folks, infecting over 90,000, and prompting a wave of journey restrictions.

The social media platform’s choice to ask its employees to keep away from the workplace follows comparable requests by governments in virus hotspots.

“We’re strongly encouraging all staff globally to work at home in the event that they’re in a position,” Twitter human assets chief Jennifer Christie stated in a Monday weblog publish.

“Our purpose is to decrease the likelihood of the unfold of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us — and the world round us.”

Working from residence will probably be obligatory for workers on the firm’s South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan workplaces, Christie stated.

South Korea has recorded almost 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections — the most important quantity outdoors mainland China — together with 28 deaths. Greater than half of the instances have been linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a secretive non secular group typically described as a cult.

Japan’s authorities has urged the closure of colleges nationwide and employers to offer their employees permission to work remotely.

Most civil servants in Hong Kong returned to work on Monday after they have been requested to work at home for a month. The monetary hub has recorded 100 instances of the an infection.

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Twitter had already introduced the suspension of “non-critical” enterprise journey and occasions final week.

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