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Google sent 100,000 employees home

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Google encouraged all of its employees in North America to switch to work from home if their job responsibilities allow. The new policy is related to the COVID-19 epidemic.

This is with reference to a Google representative reports CNBC. “Our goal is to reduce the occupancy of offices, which, according to experts, can slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the burden on the resources of local communities and healthcare,” the company said.

Also, Google CEO Sundar Pichai asked all subordinates to make their contribution to the cause of “increasing social distance”:

The world’s largest search engine and Android developer in various divisions and offices in North America has more than 100,000 employees. Earlier this week, Google banned non-company visitors from visiting certain offices in New York and the San Francisco region.

According to the latest data, SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has infected more than 118,000 people worldwide. More than 4,200 people have died from the COVID-19 disease they are causing.

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