Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is restricting social access to offices to protect them from the new corona virus,media reported. A Facebook spokesman told The Verge that the company, which has offices in 35 countries, is “taking steps to reduce the risk to employees of the ongoing new corona outbreak, including the suspension of social access to all offices.” “
But Facebook will allow business-focused office visits, and in the short term, the company will conduct job interviews primarily through videoconferencing.
Late last month, Facebook announced that it would cancel the live portion of the F8 annual developer conference amid concerns about the new virus. The F8 was originally scheduled for May 5 and May 6, but it will be replaced by “locally hosted events, video series and live content.” The company also suspended new orders for the latest Oculus Quest VR helmet. “Like other companies, we expect the new corona virus to have some additional impact on our hardware production,” Facebook-owned Oculus said in a February 7 statement. “
Other tech giants are taking steps to protect workers from the new virus, with Google, Amazon and Twitter all restricting their travel, and, like Facebook, amazons are conducting video conferencing interviews.