5,000 Dentsu staff to telework after infection

27-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Dentsu Group Inc. said Tuesday that about 5,000 employees at its headquarters in Tokyo will telework for the time being from Wednesday after an employee was confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus Monday.

The employee in his 50s is hospitalised but not in serious condition, according to the advertising agency.

Four employees suspected of having had close contact with him began to telework on Tuesday, it said.

Dentsu will also decline the entry of visitors to the headquarters building from Wednesday.

Meanwhile, cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. will have about 8,000 employees, or about 30 percent of its workforce, work from their homes in principle from Wednesday to March 6.

No coronavirus infections have been confirmed among Shiseido workers.

Those who will telework include executives such as the president, while factory workers and beauty shop sales clerks will go to their workplaces as usual.



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