March 13, 2020 / 5:44 PM / 19 days ago

AT&T asks employees to work from home amid virus fears

The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) - U.S. carrier AT&T Inc (T.N) on Friday asked its employees to work from home amid rising fears of the coronavirus, joining a list of tech majors working to curb the spread.

“Starting Monday and continuing until further notice, I’m asking that everybody who can get their job done from home ... do so,” Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said in a message to employees.

“We will be taking additional safeguards and implementing new procedures and policies to help protect you from the virus.”

Earlier, tech giants including Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, Amazon.com (AMZN.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) had asked employees to work from home.

Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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