Coronavirus prompts OANDA Japan employees to work from home

Maria Nikolova

Many of the employees and managers of the brokerage work from home in response to the risks associated with the spreading of the new coronavirus.

Online trading company OANDA Japan today published a notice on its website regarding the arrangements implemented in response to the risks associated with the spreading of the new coronavirus.

The broker explains that half of its executives and employees work from home because of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. There are no problems for conducting the daily work with regards to that, the company says.

However, if the virus spreads more widely, it may take longer than usual to open an account, so OANDA Japan is asking its clients for understanding.

Other Japanese businesses have also implemented measures in response to the new coronavirus outbreak. GMO Internet has also advised its employees to work from home, and is now publishing the latest information about the virus on a dedicated webpage.

On February 19, 2020, Japan Exchange Group (JPX) announced that, in light of recent developments in the novel coronavirus outbreak, it is suspending public seminars and events and visits to its visitor facilities for the time being. Persons who have registered for JPX seminars or events, or made visit reservations will be contacted separately.

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