San Francisco: Facebook has cancelled all physical conferences and events it had planned with 50 or more people through June 2021. It includes the Oculus Connect 7 virtual reality conference in San Jose, reported IANS.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said some of these will now be organised as virtual events.
“We will share more details on that soon. Similarly, we’re extending our policy of no business travel through at least June of this year as well,” Zuckerberg said in a statement late Thursday.
“We will require the vast majority of our employees to work from home through at least the end of May in order to create a safer environment both for our employees doing critical jobs who must be in the office and for everyone else in our local communities,” Zuckerberg added.
Zuckerberg said Facebook is slowing plans to return to the office to prioritise helping the rest of the community and local economy to get back up and running first.