"Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able", the statement said on Monday. "Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us - and the world around us".
Telecommuting will be mandatory for employees based in the Twitter offices in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea, it added.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has registered more than 1,500 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease outside of China in the past 24 hours.
According to the WHO, the number of confirmed cases in China stands at 80,174, while the death count has reached 2,915. Currently, the global death toll exceeds 3,100 people, with nearly 91,000 infected.
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