As of March 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic. Twitter announced that working from home will be mandatory for all its employees based in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea offices are due in part to government restrictions.
Twitter's top priority remains the health and safety of its Tweeps, "We also have a responsibility to support our communities, those who are vulnerable, and the healthcare providers who are on the front lines of this pandemic".
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, also announced that a similar policy would be put into place at Square (which he is also the CEO).
The company's goal is to reduce the risk that anyone might contract or inadvertently spread the virus. It is important to take these proactive steps to protect its employees and others and minimize the spread of the virus.
Other large tech companies, including Amazon, Google, and Facebook, have implemented work from home recommendations as well in response to COVID-19, while major events like MWC and E3 have been canceled or moved.
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