Norwegian oil company sends 70 percent of its employees home

Oil service company sends 70 percent of its employees home for an indefinite period of time. Head of communications says it happens due to big dips in activity following the coronavirus outbreak.

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Norwegian oil service company Beerenberg now has to send 900 of its 1,300 employees home, says the company.

Speaking to Norwegian media Sysla, Vice President of Communications Ole Klemsdal does not hide the fact that the decision is tied to the outbreak of coronavirus, which is currently ravaging large swaths of the world.

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