Twitter is urging all its workers around the world to work from home where possible amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement, the tech giant said it was “operating out of an abundance of caution and the utmost dedication.”
It said its offices will remain open for workers “who prefer or need” to come in and work.
The company is increasing its deep cleaning and sanitizing efforts in all working spaces and updating information on personal hygiene in the workplace.
Twitter said employees in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea have no choice but to work from home, “in part due to government restrictions.”
“While this is a big change for us, we have already been moving towards a more distributed workforce that’s increasingly remote,” said the company.
“We're a global service and we’re committed to enabling anyone, anywhere to work at Twitter.”
Over the weekend, the company confirmed that it would suspend all non-critical business travel and events.
It said the policy would remain in place “until the World Health Organization (WHO) or Centers for Disease Control (USCDC) deem it appropriate to step back from pandemic precautionary measures or when a vaccine becomes available.”
Yesterday, Google advised up to 8,000 of its staff in Dublin to work from home as a precaution after an employee displayed flu-like symptoms.