Well renown social media microblogging platform, Twitter, mandated its staff on all parts of the world to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly new coronavirus outbreak, Covid-19.
Staffs from South Korean, Hong Kong and Japan had already been mandated to work from home earlier this month, including the suspension of “non-critical” business travel and events in February.
“We are moving beyond our earlier guidance… and have now informed all employees globally they must work from home,” said Twitter human resources chief Jennifer Christie in a blog post on Wednesday. “We understand this is an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented times.”
There are other social networking service tech giants have brought in their own preventive policies to protect staff from virus infection; Google started to render restriction on visitations to its offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York on Monday. Apple advised its employees to work from home. Facebook shut its offices in Singapore and London for “deep cleaning” last week after an employee who had spent time in both was diagnosed with the Covid-19.