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Published on: 2020-03-04
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Twitter Advises 5000 Global Employees to Work From HomeTwitter Advises 5,000 Global Employees to Work From Home

Twitter recommended that nearly 5,000 of its employees work from home amid growing concern about a global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
 

Twitter said it has made "a big change" to its policy to ensure safety of its workforce around the world after it had previously suspended all non-critical business traveland events.
 

"Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they're able," said the San Francisco-based leading social media network in the world.
 

The new policy, which was made "out of an abundance of caution," is aimed at lowering the probability of the spread of the coronavirus disease, Twitter said.

032Twitter said its headquarters in San Francisco will remain for employees who wish to go in.
 

Twitter employees based in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Japan, and South Korea have been required to work from home according to local government requirements.
 

Twitter has canceled its CEO Jack Dorsey's appearance at the South by Southwest conference, one of the world's largest annual tech gatherings, in Austin, Texas later this month.

The decision affects most of Googles offices in Ireland but not its data centre or its offices in EastPoint or SandyfordThe decision affects most of Google's offices in Ireland, but not its data centre or its offices in EastPoint or Sandyford

The majority of Google's 8,000 staff and contractors in Ireland have been told to work from home tomorrow after a member of staff reported flu-like symptoms.
 

While it is thought unlikely that the worker has the coronavirus, it is understood that the company decided to use the opportunity to test its capacity to have all staff work remotely in case the situation surrounding Covid-19 escalates.

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