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Kojima Productions asks its staff to work from home after an employee contracts coronavirus

Kojima Productions asks its staff to work from home after an employee contracts coronavirus

Kojima Productions has closed its office doors following an employee being diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The staff member in question had been at home since March 20th. As a result of this, other employees are still allowed to be in the office due to not having had "close contact" to the developer. 

Kojima Productions has worked with public health authorities to ensure it's not putting its staff at risk. The authorities claimed that it is not mandatory for the studio to close its doors.

However, the studio has made the decision to have all members of staff work remotely as it closes its office doors for the time being. Furthermore, the office space will be thoroughly sanitised.

The vast majority of companies in the games industry have instructed its staff to work from home. Such companies include Bungie, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, all of which asked its staff to work remotely earlier than most firms.

Further companies to have enforced working from home include Nintendo, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and Rockstar Games.


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