- Twitter, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other major companies have restricted employee travel because of the coronavirus outbreak.
- To safeguard employees from the outbreak, companies in Europe, Asia, and the US have started asking their employees to work from home as a precautionary measure.
- As of Wednesday, there are about 121,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the majority of which is in China.
- The COVID-19 virus has spread to more than 100 countries. There are currently around 750 confirmed cases of it in the US, including the people who were stranded on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
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The novel coronavirus has killed more than 4,000 people, as of Wednesday, and there are about 121,000 confirmed cases worldwide across in at least 81 countries, with six COVID-19 related deaths in the US.
As the coronavirus spreads across other parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US, major companies like Microsoft, Hitachi and Chevron are asking their workers to work remotely as a measure against the rapidly-spreading disease.
Similarly, major companies like Twitter, Apple, and Nestlé are restricting all non-essential business travel to keep the virus from spreading.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
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