An employee working in Cork, Ireland, has just tested the new COVID-19 . This is the first known case of Apple ' response to the new .

The employee is still self-isolated, and Apple is currently evaluating the remaining employees for low risk. Apple also tells us that necessary precautions and actions have been taken. CNBC:

"One of our employees in Cork has been confirmed to own Covid-19. We are working closely with the local health department and they believe that the risk to others is low and everyone is self-isolated. As a precautionary measure, we have Require some of our team members to stay home while working with the health and safety executive to assess the situation. We will continue to perform intensive cleaning of all offices and stores on a regular basis and will take all necessary precautions as directed by health authorities. "Earlier today, Apple Corp. provided sick-free leave to retail employees who exhibited any coronavirus-like symptoms and imposed strict hygiene rules throughout the store. Demonstration units will be disinfected regularly and more health stations will be opened in multiple stores. Currently, no Apple Store stores are closed in the United States, but the company's stores in China are only open for 8 hours a day. Last week, many Apple employees were also urged to from home where possible to minimize the risk of further infections.
virus outbreak could also force Apple to hold its expected March 31 behind closed doors and delay Market launch of iPhone 9 and iPhone 12 series. Opportunities to completely cancel WWDC's are also increasing. 's I / O Developer Summit has been canceled, and we hope Cupertino will take the same response to the COVID-19 epidemic across the United States.

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