Twitter has ordered all its employees globally to work from home in an attempt to try and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The micro blogging platform Twitter already announced a mandatory work from home policy for its employees in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan earlier this month.
Jennifer Christie, the human resources chief at Twitter said:
We are moving beyond our earlier guidance… and have now informed all employees globally they must work from home.
Other tech giants are also limiting visits to the office including Google and Apple who are encouraging employees worldwide to work from home.
Google is also said to be taking job interviews online rather than face to face in an attempt to try and limit and spread of the coronavirus.
Facebook has also shut down its offices in different countries including Singapore and London and are disinfecting their offices after it’s employees in those offices was diagnosed with the coronavirus.
The novel coronavirus is spreading fast around the world and has infected over 126,000 people so far and taken lives of over 4,600 people with most of the casualties in China where the virus originated in the Hubei Province.