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REMOTE WORKING: VIRUS ENCOURAGES BUSINESSES TO THINK DIFFERENTLY

With the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak forcing governments to close schools, sporting events, communal spaces and more, businesses are taking the situation into their own hands, encouraging their staff to work from home. With the virus continuing on its path of destruction and no clear end in sight, the pandemic could change the way we work forever.

BIG COMPANIES CHANGING POLICIES

We’re living in truly unprecedented times.

Not only has the World Health Organization called COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic, but stock markets are hemorrhaging billions, countries are closing their borders, and businesses are beginning to feel the pitch. With a vaccine at least six months away and governments imposing new social distancing measures, we knew it wouldn’t take long for businesses to introduce their own coronavirus policies to protect their staff, customers, and shareholders. The biggest of all is mass cancelations, with Facebook the first major player to , before Google followed suit to cancel its upcoming I/O 2020 event - . Apple, too, , where it was due to unveil new iPhones, iPads, and even potentially a Tile-like Bluetooth tracker device, with insiders telling the media it was simply too risky for a conference of its scale to take place. It followed up the news with .

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