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Twitter tells all staff to work from home due to coronavirus

Twitter is concerned about its employees' well-being as the death toll from coronavirus continues to rise

Tech Desk March 03, 2020
Twitter has told all of its employees to work from home in order to help stem the coronavirus outbreak.

The social media platform asked its employees in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea to not come into work.

The company wrote on its blog, “we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us - and the world around us.”

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“Working from home will be mandatory for employees based in our Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea offices due in part to government restrictions.”

The company is concerned about its employees' well-being given the rapidly increasing death toll.

"Our goal is to reduce the risk that anyone at Twitter might contract or inadvertently spread the virus."

Twitter is not the only company that has shut down its offices in the affected regions. Recently Apple closed down its official stores and corporate offices in mainland China.


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