Google postpones return of employees to offices due to omicron strain

Google has postponed the return of staff to offices in the United States due to the spread of the omicron strain

United States due to concerns about the spread of the omicron strain of coronavirus. Bloomberg reports this.

In a letter to employees, the company's management announced that it is necessary to wait until 2022 to assess the decision to fully return to office work.

According to the agency. Recently, more and more employees have begun to voluntarily return to their jobs – nearly 40 percent of Google's U.S. staff have traveled to Google's offices in the past few weeks.

The newest strain of COVID-19 B.1.1.529 has been identified in South Africa, it was assigned the Greek letter omicron (O). WHO experts have recognized this mutation as a matter of concern. It can affect a large number of people in the world, including those who have recovered from other strains of coronavirus, and existing vaccines may not be effective.