AT&T asks staff to earn a living from home amid virus fears

The corporate emblem for AT&T is displayed on a display screen on the ground on the New York Inventory Change (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – U.S. service AT&T Inc (T.N) on Friday requested its staff to earn a living from home amid rising fears of the coronavirus, becoming a member of an inventory of tech majors working to curb the unfold.

“Beginning Monday and persevering with till additional discover, I’m asking that everyone who can get their job carried out from house … accomplish that,” Chief Government Randall Stephenson stated in a message to staff.

“We will probably be taking extra safeguards and implementing new procedures and insurance policies to assist defend you from the virus.”

Earlier, tech giants together with Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, (AMZN.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) had requested staff to earn a living from home.

Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Maju Samuel

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