Twitter has shut its Seattle workplace for a ‘deep clear’ after an worker developed COVID-19 like signs although remaining consequence was nonetheless awaited.
“A Seattle-based employee has been advised by their doctor that they likely have COVID-19, though still awaiting final testing,” Twitter mentioned in a tweet on Friday.
“While the employee has not been at a Twitter office for several weeks & hasn’t been in contact w/others, we’re closing our Seattle office to deep clean,” the corporate added.
According to The Seattle Times, at the least 15 folks have died owing to coronavirus in Washington State so far.
Facebook has shut its Seattle workplace till March 9 after a contractor in certainly one of its places of work within the space was examined constructive for COVID-19.
Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have suggested their staff in Washington State to work at home.
“We have notified our employees, contacted the appropriate public health officials and are coordinating appropriately to protect everyone’s health and safety. We will not share any more information about our team member’s identity or medical condition to protect their privacy,” Twitter knowledgeable in one other tweet.
“We’re doing everything we can to support this employee. We continue to strongly encourage all employees globally to work from home if they’re able to,” it added.