UK Data Centers Plead for Critical Status for Contractors as Coronavirus Takes Hold

The data center industry has been lobbying the British government to give formal clearance to contractors maintaining the digital infrastructure that is keeping the economy running as the lockdown steadily intensifies in defense against the coronavirus.

Britain’s liberal response to the crisis, instead of banning all but a few key workers from going to work, permitted all but exceptional retail, service, and leisure industries to operate. It left ancillary industries to use their common sense in carrying out the government’s advice that people should work from home unless they had no choice.

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Source:  DataCenter Knowledge