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Coronavirus Outbreak: Twitter asks all employees to work from home

Twitter asks all employees to work from home out of fear of further spreading the coronavirus outbreak.

“We understand this is an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented times. And we will continue to do all that we can to support our Tweeps,” the post from Twitter read.

Twitter announced on their website that they have informed all employees globally they must work from home. 

President Trump announced Wednesday night that all travel from Europe will be suspended for the next 30 days, starting Friday at midnight.

The coronavirus has affected more than 1,18000 people in more than 114 countries.

More than 66,000 people have recovered from the illness around the world, according to John Hopkins University.

The World Health Organization has declared the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia rose to 28 from 20 and all the people tested positive in the past day had previously travelled to Italy, and Italy’s death toll from the outbreak is 827 as of now.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in a televised address announced further restrictions. He said that all shops would be closed except supermarkets, food stores and pharmacies, and companies must close all their departments that are not essential to production.

Services such as hairdressers and beauty parlours will also be closed, along with all bars and restaurants, he added.

Total number of people reported positive for coronavirus in Pakistan is now 20. The World Health Organization’s report on Wednesday reveled that nine recent cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were imported in Pakistan from Syria and United Kingdom.

The details show that six cases were reported from Syria, 3 from UK and 02 were from Iran. WHO’s analysis reveals that all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan are imported and without any local transmission.

The report further said that WHO donated 100 PPE kits for COVID-19 to Special Secretary for Health of Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab on 10th March 2020.

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