Companies across Canada are majorly restricting business travel due to coronavirus
Companies across Canada are majorly restricting business travel as the number of coronavirus cases in the country rises to 79.
Most 🇨🇦 companies I’ve heard have cancelled employee travel for online conferencing/meetings unless it’s essential. Academic conferences are being cancelled/rescheduled as well. Better safe than sorry. Toronto woman just tested + after trip to CO— “Soapy” McIntosh 🇨🇦🇬🇧🏴🇮🇪🇳🇴 (@Mcatlady54) March 8, 2020
Hardware giant Home Depot has similarly put all employee travel to Asia and Italy on hold indefinitely, and all employees returning from those areas are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Canadian universities are also restricting travel for their staff and students, as are many of Toronto's medical institutions.
Who has seen the Toronto region covid communication for hospital staff just sent out?— Dr. Andrea Iaboni (@dementiarehab) March 6, 2020
"All travel outside of Canada for hospital work-related purposes is not permitted at this time until further notice."
I am guessing this includes conference travel. 🙁
And it's not just businesses — provincial and municipal governments are also restricting travel.
New Brunswick has suspended all work-related travel to coronavirus hotspots; the provincial government will not send employees to China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Italy, Singapore or South Korea.
The City of Edmonton is also placing hefty restrictions on travel.
Similarly, Canadian coffee giant Tim Hortons has been forced to cancel its annual Roll Up the Rim contest as the number of COVID-19 cases surges across the world.
There are currently more than 110,000 COVID-19 cases in more than 100 countries worldwide.
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