Dentsu Aegis Network is feeling the effects of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The advertising network instructed all staff at the Tokyo headquarters to work from home after confirming one of the employees has been infected.
Reuters confirmed the infection on Tuesday.
The temporary shutdown of the Japanese headquarters is just one Coronavirus-related issue for the organisation, which is also closely monitoring the current outbreak in Italy, where there 283 people have been confirmed with the virus.
Dentsu Aegis Network Italy issued a statement this week outlining measures being put into place to prevent an outbreak.
Staff have been instructed to wash hands frequently, employ a clean desk policy and use disinfectant gel.
The majority of trips outside of Italy have also been cancelled to help contain the outbreak.
Employees from the impacted regions have been exempted from work, with days of absence to be considered “illness”.
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