The decision to shut down the office came after one of the employees is confirmed to have COVID-19. The report which came on Thursday confirmed the person contracted the virus when he came in close contact with people.
Los Angeles-based Netflix's office shut down following one of the employees' report came positive for the Coronavirus. Source: Business Insider
The office in LA house nearly 1000 employees, whose health came at risk, and in response, the streaming giant decided to lock down the Sunset Blvd buildings.
The office will remain closed until further notice, and the company is yet to comment on the matter. Following the shut down of the office, one of the shows, 'The Prom,' is also canceled.
And according to the reports, more of the shows will face similar shutdowns during this time of emergency due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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The disease was classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday, 11th March 2020. Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, "It's not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, leading to unnecessary suffering and death."