New Delhi: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Google has decided to extend work from home for employees till  June 30, 2021, for roles that don’t need to be in the office. Notably, the tech giant had earlier set January 2021 as a tentative timeline for its workers to return to offices.Also Read - Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya Refuses to Accept Padma Bhushan

In an email to employees,  Google CEO Sundar Pichai said,”To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021 for roles that don’t need to be in the office.” Also Read - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Google's Sundar Pichai To Be Conferred With Padma Bhushan

According to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, the extension of the work from home order by the company will affect ‘nearly all’ of the company’s 200,000 employees. Also Read - IMF Projects Global Economy To Grow At 4.4%, Cuts India's Economy Growth Forecast To 9% in FY 22

While Amazon and Apple expect their employees to return to their respective offices in January, most other tech companies also appeared to be hoping work from home to last till the end of the year.

Earlier micro-blogging site Twitter had allowed employees to work from home ‘forever’ if they so wish.