Saipem employees ‘stay at home’ over coronavirus fears in Italy

Following confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy, the Italian oilfield contractor Saipem has advised its employees to stay at home. Saipem has also canceled and reduced to the minimum all missions to and from the risk areas abroad.

As reported by The New York Times on Sunday, the country announced more than 150 cases, many in the densely populated region around Milan, as officials closed schools and canceled Venice’s carnival celebrations.

Saipem said on Monday that, following confirmed cases of CoronaVirus (Covid-19) to date on Italian territory and in particular in Lombardy, it had immediately activated itself to guarantee maximum health and safety for its employees, customers, and suppliers, in compliance with the indications of the Ministry of Health and the Regions involved.

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