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Samsung employees told to work from home "where possible" due to Covid-19 fears

By Cookie Monster - on 17 Mar 2020, 12:00am

Samsung employees told to work from home "where possible" due to Covid-19 fears

The Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup.

Due to the worsening Covid-19 outbreak around the world, Samsung has issued a company-wide memo to advise its employees to work from home "where possible". 

According to Bloomberg who has reviewed the memo, this is Samsung's latest response to minimise the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on the business. It will be implemented across the 52 sales offices, 15 regional offices and many R&D facilities. 

Entrance to its facilities will be subjected to a health screening and international travel is restricted to only "mission-critical journeys". Samsung is also sending care packages to employees who are working from home or undergoing self-quarantine. 

Samsung closed one of its smartphone plants in Gumi City, South Korea last month after an employee was confirmed to be infected with the Covid-19 virus.

The tech industry has taken drastic measures in recent weeks to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Large scale tech events have been cancelled or shifted to online platforms. Apple recently announced that it will be closing all retail stores outside of China until 27 March to minimise the spread of the coronavirus. It also encouraged employees to work remotely if their jobs allow.

Source: Bloomberg via SamMobile