Twitter has asked about 5,000 of its global employees to work from home. The company has worried employees of a coronavirus outbreak on Monday, prompting employees to work from home. The social media company suggested a day after a blog update that employees suspend all non-critical travel, including the South-West conference to be held in Texas this month.
Twitter says it is mandatory for employees in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea to work from home. However, other offices will be open for people who need to come to the office or they want to come and work in the office. We are ensuring that people participate remotely in internal meetings and other important work.
On the other hand, Microsoft has also asked employees in Seattle and California to work from home. Microsoft asked its headquarters in the area near Seattle and several of its employees in San Francisco to work from home by March 25. Executive Vice President Kurt Delbin told employees in a blog post that taking these measures will ensure your safety. This will also make the workplace safer for those who need to come and work in the office. Microsoft has asked employees to stop any business travel to areas affected by coronavirus unless it is very necessary. Which includes some areas of Europe, Asia, and America.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the Seattle area increased to 39 on Wednesday and so far there have been 10 deaths. The Seattle area has the highest number of coronavirus cases ever found in the US.
Many other companies have too restricted their employees’ international travel, particularly in Asia. Others, including Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, have postponed or canceled the conference in the US.