Twitter has ordered all staff globally to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus outbreak has spread across the world since emerging in central China late last year, killing more than 4,600 people, infecting over 126,000, and prompting a wave of travel restrictions.
Twitter had earlier announced a mandatory work from home policy for all staff in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan earlier this month and suspended “non-critical” business travel and events in February due to the Coronavirus but theis time, the policy is set to be observed by all staff globally.
Twitter human resources chief Jennifer Christie said in a blog post late Wednesday;
“We are moving beyond our earlier guidance… and have now informed all employees globally they must work from home.”
“We understand this is an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented times.”