A Google worker in Switzerland was examined constructive for the brand new coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, as tech giants like Amazon introduced journey restrictions for workers amid rising fears of a pandemic. According to a report within the NPR, the Google worker was in its Zurich workplace “for a limited time” earlier than displaying COVID-19 signs.
“We can confirm that one employee from our Zurich office has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. They were in the Zurich office for a limited time, before they had any symptoms,” a Google spokesperson said in an announcement.
“We have taken – and will continue to take – all necessary precautionary measures, following the advice of public health officials, as we prioritize everyone’s health and safety,” the spokesperson added.
The firm stated it has not shut down its Zurich workplace however has restricted staff to journey to Iran, Italy, and China and is about to develop the journey curb to Japan and South Korea subsequent month.
Google has additionally cancelled its ‘Global News Initiative’ summit in northern California in April whereas Facebook has additionally referred to as off its flagship F8 developer convention in May.
“We regret that we have to cancel our global Google News Initiative summit but the health and wellbeing of our guests is our number one priority,” said the corporate in an announcement given to CNN.
On Friday, the World Health Organization stated that the chance of worldwide affect from the virus was “very high” because the coronavirus reached 57 nations.
An Amazon spokesperson stated that the corporate has put a restriction for all non-essential journey.
The demise toll as a result of outbreak in China has risen to 2,835, well being authorities stated on Saturday, whereas the variety of confirmed circumstances elevated to 79,251.