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Google has ordered its Dublin office to work from home today as a safety measure after one of its employees reported flu-like symptoms, a Google spokesperson has said. Other technology companies such as Twitter and Coinbase have done the same as well.
According to Google, the day-long measure is in line with the advice of medical experts. The spokesperson had this to say, “We continue to take precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our workforce, in accordance with the advice of medical experts, and as part of that effort we have asked our Dublin teams to work from home tomorrow.”
Google is taking a close look at its policies after a worker tested positive to the coronavirus in Zurich last week. It has limited its employee travel and canceled Google Cloud’s biggest event of 2020 as fears around the virus increased.
Twitter is also recommending that all its workers across the globe, almost 5,000 in total, work from their houses. The company revealed this in a recent blog post after suspending all non-important travel for workers. Recall that Jack Dorsey decided to not attend the SXSW conference in Austin this March. The blog read, “We are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us and the world around us.”