Twitter asked its employees to work from home to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. In the same vein, workers at Google’s European headquarters were called upon to do the same on Tuesday, in response to the onset of flu-like symptoms of one of them.
Twitter’s decision is in line with actions taken by governments in some of the regions most affected by the coronavirus. For social network employees in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, working from home is mandatory.
“We strongly encourage all employees in the world to work from home if they can do it,” said Twitter human resources manager Jennifer Christie
Google, for its part, asked all of its employees who were in contact with the company’s European headquarters to work from home and monitor their health until the situation becomes clear. The move was taken after one of the people working at the European headquarters in Ireland exhibited influenza symptoms, although not knowing whether it was coronavirus.
“We continue to take precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our workforce; According to the advice of medical experts, and as part of that effort, we have asked our Dublin teams to work from home today,” a Google spokeswoman said in a statement.
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