Indeed employees in Dublin instructed to work from home amid coronavirus fears 2 weeks ago

Indeed employees in Dublin instructed to work from home amid coronavirus fears

The company employs around 1,000 people in Ireland.

Employees in the Dublin offices of one of Ireland's biggest multinational companies, Indeed, have been told to work from home due to concerns that a staff member may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

The company, which employs around 1,000 people in the capital, said an employee who may have been exposed to the virus in Singapore recently visited the Dublin office.

Indeed confirmed that it has asked all of its Dublin employees to work from home as a precaution over concerns that some of the staff may have been exposed to the virus during the visit.

"The health and safety of our employees is Indeed’s chief concern," Indeed said in a statement.

"One of Indeed's employees in Singapore may have been exposed to coronavirus after their family members visited a facility caring for a coronavirus patient.

"While there are no confirmed cases of infection, out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our employees, we have asked all employees in Singapore, along with anyone who has recently visited our Singapore offices, to work from home until 17 February.

"Since some employees who visited Singapore have recently visited our Sydney and Dublin offices, we are asking all employees in the Dublin and Sydney offices to work from home until we have received confirmation. Business continues uninterrupted across the globe."

There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland to date but over 40,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide.