RTE News Reports

Twitter and Google ask staff to work from home over virus fears

Twitter staff across the world were asked to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic. 

The social media platform’s decision to ask its staff to avoid the office follows similar requests by governments in virus hotspots. 

“We are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able,” Twitter human resources chief Jennifer Christie said in a blog post. 

“Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us – and the world around us.” 

Meanwhile, the majority of Google’s 8,000 staff and contractors in Ireland have been told to work from home today after a member of staff reported flu-like symptoms.

Google said that while it is thought unlikely that the worker has the coronavirus, it is understood that the company decided to use the opportunity to test its capacity to have all staff work remotely in case the situation surrounding Covid-19 escalates.

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