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Here’s why Twitter Told Its 5000 Employees to Work From Home

Twitter advises its workforce to work from home to protect against coronavirus

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Twitter has told its 5,000-strong workforce globally to work from home as new coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in new territories. Pixabay

Twitter has told its 5,000-strong workforce globally to work from home – making it mandatory for employees based in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea offices – as new coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in new territories.

The micro-blogging platform which has already put restrictions on non-essential travel, said that US offices would still be open for employees who feel the need to come in person.

“We are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us – and the world around us,” the company said in an updated statement late Tuesday.

“We are working to make sure internal meetings, all hands, and other important tasks are optimized for remote participation,” Twitter added.

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Twitter said that US offices would still be open for employees who feel the need to come in person. Pixabay

Working from home will be mandatory for employees based in Twitter’s Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea offices due in part to government restrictions.

“While this is a big change for us, we have already been moving towards a more distributed workforce that’s increasingly remote,” Twitter said.

Earlier, Twitter said that it would also restrict all nonessential business travel for its employees and partners.

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“We have continued to monitor the situation closely and are adjusting our internal policies to respond to this rapidly-evolving situation. On February 29, we informed our people and started notifying partners that we are suspending all non-critical business travel and events,” the micro-blogging platform said in a statement.

“Our goal is to reduce the risk that anyone at Twitter might contract or inadvertently spread the virus. It is important that we take these proactive steps to protect ourselves and others and minimize the spread of COVID-19,” it added. (IANS)

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PhonePe Unveils National Movement “#i4India” To Help India Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

Over 10 lakh people have already donated to the PMCARES Fund through our app in less than five days

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The #i4India movement is an appeal to every Indian to support the government agencies, doctors, health workers, policemen and emergency workers who are all working 24/7 through the lockdown period to keep the people of the country safe and healthy. Pixabay

Digital payments major PhonePe on Friday announced the launch of a national movement called #i4India after its #100CrorePledge to help India fight the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic went viral last week.

The #i4India movement is an appeal to every Indian to support the government agencies, doctors, health workers, policemen and emergency workers who are all working 24/7 through the lockdown period to keep the people of the country safe and healthy.

India is under a 21-day lockdown till April 14. To join the #i4India movement, PhonePe is asking at least 10 crore Indians to donate generously to the PM-CARES Fund.
PhonePe said it will contribute Rs 10 to the PM-CARES Fund for every Indian who donates to the fund via the PhonePe app using UPI by April 30, 2020.

In all, PhonePe has pledged to contribute a maximum of up to Rs 100 crore for this cause. PhonePe launched its donation drive five days ago, and already more than 10 lakh Indians have donated to the PM-CARES Fund via the PhonePe App. Accordingly, the company donated Rs 1 crore to the PM-CARES Fund on Thursday.

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“The new #i4India movement is a reflection of the spectacular response that our original #100CrorePledge donation drive received last week,” Sameer Nigam, Founder &CEO, PhonePe, said in a statement.

“Over 10 lakh people have already donated to the PMCARES Fund through our app in less than five days. So now we are asking every Indian to unite behind the cause and donate even more generously with their time and money. Rs 1 or Rs 100,000 does not matter. Every rupee counts, and every Indian’s support matters,” Nigam said.

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Digital payments major PhonePe on Friday announced the launch of a national movement called #i4India after its #100CrorePledge to help India fight the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic went viral last week. Wikimedia Commons

To join the #i4India movement, users can visit the PhonePe app and follow two simple steps — support the cause by donating to the PM-CARES Fund and spread the word.

They can set the #i4India logo as a display pic (DP) on WhatsApp, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, etc. for a month.

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All donations made via UPI will be transferred directly from the donors bank account to the PM-CARES Funds bank account, PhonePe said.

These donations are eligible for a 100 per cent tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. (IANS)