Biogen mandates quarantine, new work-from-home measures for most staffers as coronavirus triggers 5 more infections
The number of coronavirus cases linked to the Biogen meeting at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf last week has swelled — with 5 new presumed cases added to the 3 that had been confirmed Thursday. One of those staffers reportedly lives in Wellesley, where school officials decided to close their doors early in a cautionary move as the state grapples with its first significant cluster.
And late on Friday evening, with the case load mounting, Biogen announced a set of sweeping new initiatives aimed at containing the virus, including a move to order the global staff to work from home while mandating that all employees at the meeting who are symptomatic of coronavirus quarantine themselves from their family and others.
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