Recruitment company Indeed has asked all of its Irish employees to work from home until February 17.

This follows concerns that a staff member in Singapore may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

The company said that one of its employees in Singapore may have been exposed to coronavirus after their family members visited a facility caring for a coronavirus patient. 

Since some employees who visited Singapore have also recently visited Indeed's Dublin and Sydney offices, the company said it had asked all employees in its Dublin and Sydney offices to work from home for now.

Indeed employs over 1,000 people in Dublin.

In a statement they said; "the health and safety of our employees is Indeed's chief concern."

"Today we learned that these family members have tested negative for the virus."

"The welfare of our employee and their family has been our highest priority during this period."

"Out of an abundance of caution for their health and safety, we asked employees in Singapore to work from home while we awaited the test results. As an extra precaution, we also asked employees in Dublin and Sydney to work from home and undertook deep cleaning of the three offices."

The worldwide employment search engine said that it anticipates all employees will return to their offices early next week. 

Indeed said it was contacting the HSE and will continue to keep local health organisations informed.


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