Boston's Marriott Long Wharf Hotel (via Shutterstock)

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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