As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak in many countries around the world, Twitter has revealed that it notified its employees and partners that it was suspending all non-critical business travel and events effective immediately.
It has stated that this policy will remain in place until the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control deem it appropriate to relax pandemic precautions or when a vaccine becomes available – the latter may take 18 months to be developed.
In its announcement, the firm said:
“Our goal is to reduce the risk that anyone at Twitter might contract or inadvertently spread the virus. It is important that we take these proactive steps to protect ourselves and others and minimize the spread of COVID-19.”
With Twitter being a global company, this decision will apply to sites all around the world and could potentially prevent the spread of the virus in several different countries which could prove beneficial as nations step up their efforts to tackle Covid-19.
Twitter’s announcement comes after several tech expos were cancelled following the withdrawal of different participants. Two notable events that have been called off include the Game Developers Conference and Mobile World Congress.