Twitter has told its 5,000-strong workforce globally to figure from home – making it mandatory for workers based in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea offices – as new coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in new territories. The micro-blogging platform, which has already put restrictions on non-essential travel, said that US offices would still be open for workers who feel the necessity to return face to face.
Twitter launches Policy for betterment of the employees
Twitter is asking employees across the world to figure from home over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Monday, the corporate, led by CEO Jack Dorsey, said they were “strongly encouraging” employees to remain home. About 5,000 employees from Twitter are going to be affected. The corporate has also suspended all non-critical business travel and events.
What the Policy says..
Twitter’s work-from-home policy is mandatory for workers in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea, thanks to government restrictions. The corporate said it’ll work to form its meetings and internal tasks doable remotely. Outside of the mandatory limits, offices will remain open for those that got to are available or like better to work there. Meanwhile, the corporate is increasing the deep cleaning and sanitizing of all its workspaces and can offer pre-packaged food options for workers.
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Twitter is a global company & the safety of our people and those around us is our top priority. We've been closely monitoring #coronavirus COVID-19 developments, & wanted to share our current plans & travel policies. There will be more updates to this policy in the coming days.
— Jennifer (@jenchristiehr) March 1, 2020
Sources : news18