Apple, Google, and Amazon are among the largest global companies who have restricted travel or asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Here's the full list.

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  • Twitter, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other major companies have restricted employee travel because of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • To safeguard employees from the outbreak, companies in Europe, Asia, and the US have started asking their employees to work from home as a precautionary measure.
  • As of Wednesday, there are about 121,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the majority of which is in China. 
  • The COVID-19 virus has spread to more than 100 countries. There are currently around 750 confirmed cases of it in the US, including the people who were stranded on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
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The novel coronavirus has killed more than 4,000 people, as of Wednesday, and there are about 121,000 confirmed cases worldwide across in at least 81 countries, with six COVID-19 related deaths in the US.

As the coronavirus spreads across other parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US, major companies like Microsoft, Hitachi and Chevron are asking their workers to work remotely as a measure against the rapidly-spreading disease.

Similarly, major companies like Twitter, Apple, and Nestlé are restricting all non-essential business travel to keep the virus from spreading.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Google’s Dublin office is working from home to over growing concerns about the coronavirus.

Source: Business Insider

Google also shut down all its offices in China and stopped travel to mainland China temporarily.

Source: Business Insider

Amazon told Business Insider that it’s restricting travel to and from China until further notice. Those who must travel have to work from home for two weeks after their trip.

Source: Business Insider

Amazon also asked employees in its Seattle headquarters to work from home for the rest of March. There have been 10 deaths from the virus in Washington state.

Source: Business Insider

Amazon is also recommending that its New York and New Jersey employees work remotely, as there are 142 confirmed cases in New York state.

Source: Business Insider

Over in Austin, Texas, and in the Bay Area, Indeed told employees to from home until the end of March to be cautious of the virus.

Source: Austin American-Statesman, Business Insider

Twitter announced that it’s suspending all non-critical business travel and events, and it has told all of its employees to work remotely.

Source: Twitter, Business Insider

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, halted international travel until the middle of March. Nestlé also said employees should try not to travel domestic either. Employees that have traveled to affected countries recently have been asked to stay home for two weeks.

Source: CNN

Apple restricted all travel to China aside from “business-critical situations.” Apple has also temporarily shut down all its stores and offices in China.

Source: Business Insider, Business Insider

CEO Tim Cook also recommended working remotely for employees that can do so in offices across the world.

Source: Business Insider

Facebook’s employees in China are working from home, and the company stopped all non-essential travel to the country. Facebook also pulled out of SXSW in Austin, Texas, over concerns about the outbreak.

Source: Business Insider, Business Insider

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek asked all his employees to work from home for at least the next two weeks.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Airbnb’s hosts and guests impacted by the coronavirus outbreak can cancel reservations without charges.

Source: Business Insider

Airbnb also told its Bay Area employees to work from home for the next two weeks.

Source: Business Insider

Glassdoor, also based in California, asked all of its employees to work from home until further notice.

Source: Glassdoor.

LinkedIn is also asking Bay Area employees to work from home.

Source: Business Insider

Ericsson, a Swedish telecom company, announced it will not attend the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in February because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Business Insider

LG also announced that it will not be at the conference because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Business Insider

Similarly, L’Oreal suspended travel anywhere until the end of March.

Source: CNN

Unilever, a consumer goods company, restricted traveling around affected countries like northern Italy. As of Monday, Italy has reported more than 1,694 infections and 34 deaths.

Source: CNN, Business Insider

UniCredit, an Italian banking company, also banned travel company-wide …

Source: CNN

… and so has Prosus, an Amsterdam-based tech company.

Source: CNN

A US agriculture company called Cargill also banned non-essential travel temporarily.

Source: CNN

Nike temporarily closed its headquarters in Oregon and the Netherlands following the first US death from COVID-19 in the neighboring state of Washington and the confirmed infection of an employee at the Netherlands office.

Source: The Street

The WPP Group, which is the world’s largest advertising network, is also restricting travel and limiting large-scale in-person meetings because of the coronavirus.

Source: WPP

CNN is restricting domestic and international travel to keep the virus from spreading.

Source: Twitter

Microsoft told Forbes that it has asked all of its employees in China to work from home and cancel any non-essential travel.

Source: Business Insider

Microsoft is also encouraging employees in San Francisco, Seattle, South Korea, and Singapore to work from home.

Source: Inc.

OMD, a media agency, temporarily closed its London office and asked everyone to work from home after an employee, who had recently had a connecting flight in Singapore, reported flu-like symptoms.

Source: Campaign, BBC

A Chevron office, also in London, asked its several hundred employees to work from home after an employee was tested for coronavirus. “Our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees and we are taking precautionary measures to reduce their risk of exposure,” the company said in a statement shared with Fortune.

Source: Fortune

Crossrail, a new company working on a new public transport system, located in the same building as OMD and Chevron in London, also asked employees to work from home.

Source: BBC

Over in Tokyo, a Japanese cosmetic company called Shiseido told 8,000 employees to work from home because of growing concerns over the outbreak.

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

Dentsu, a prominent Japanese advertising agency, told all of its employees in the Tokyo headquarters to work from home after one employee tested positive for the virus.

Source: Nikkei Asian Review, Reuters

NTT, a Japanese system integration company, encouraged 200,000 employees to work from home to keep the virus from spreading.

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi also allowed employees to work from home. The company had recently reported a fall in sales by 33% between April 2019 to December 2019 and the CFO said the outbreak “made it even more difficult” for global sales.

Source: Japan Times, FT

Over in China, about 60% of employees at Beijing Chuckong Technology, a game developing company, are currently working from home because of the outbreak.

Source: The Globe and Mail

DDD Online is an augmented reality company in China where employees are currently working from home.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Tuputech, an image recognition company, also has its employees working remotely. Li Mingqiang, the chief executive told Globe and Mail that the “impact is huge” and that efficiency is down by 30% for hardware developers and designers.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Tencent, a Chinese video game company, has asked its staff in Mainland China to work from home.

Source: CNN

Over in Singapore, an enterprise software company called Industrial and Financial Systems advised all of its employees to work from home indefinitely because of the virus.

Source: Business Insider

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange company, asked all its employees that think they’re susceptible to the flu to work remotely.

Source: Business Insider

Insider Inc. banned all non-essential business travel and is asking all employees to work from home as the virus continues to spread.

Source: Insider Inc.

Insider Inc. is also requiring employees that are returning from Italy, China, Iran, and South Korea self-isolate and work from home for two weeks following their return.

Source: Insider Inc.

 

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Twitter and Amazon are among 31 of the largest global companies who have restricted travel or asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Here’s the full list.



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