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Shiseido tells 8,000 workers to stay home

Companies take own precautions as government rules fail to provide clarity

Shiseido will have nearly a third of its Japanese workforce telecommute through at least March 6 and possibly longer. (Photo by Kaisuke Ohta)

TOKYO -- Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido is barring about 8,000 employees from coming into work for more than a week amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, joining a growing list of companies taking precautionary measures as the number of cases ticks higher.

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