COVID-19: Guinness Ghana Directs Workers to Work from Home

Guinness Ghana has directed its workers to work from home as part of measures to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus.

The leading beverage manufacturing company has joined other global companies who have reviewed their work operations and have implemented strict social distancing measures due to the pandemic.

Currently, Ghana has recorded sixteen (16) confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has identified 381 contacts who have been exposed to the disease.

According to the Corporate Relations Director of Guinness Ghana, Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah, the directive is to ensure that workers are safe from the virus.

“At Guinness Ghana, we are not taking chances on our employees. To that effect, we have effected the work-from-home policy, which will allow the employees to have the ability to work and function from home. It is a precautionary measure which obviously has business implications, and if you think of the rate at which the virus is spreading, it is a decision that we need to get to, to ensure the safety of our employees,” she said.

What is the Company doing to make work comfortable at home?

Madam Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah said employees have been empowered with the tools of work such as laptops, chargers and data access to enable them to work remotely and seamlessly.

Earlier this month, Twitter asked its employees not to come to work but rather work from home to stop the spread of the virus.

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank’s Spring Meetings Conference which was planned for next month in Washington DC was also canceled over health and safety concerns due to the outbreak of the virus.