Google Employee in Switzerland Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Google employee in Switzerland has tested positive for the coronavirus and the internet giant is restricting travel amid growing concerns about the spread of the deadly outbreak.

The employee was in the company’s Zurich office “for a limited time,” and did not have symptoms at the time, Google said in a statement. The Zurich office remains open.

“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 company said.

The outbreak has roiled the tech world. Major tech companies from Facebook to are dropping out of industry conferences and restricting travel for employees.

This week, Facebook announced it would cancel its annual F8 developers conference, citing coronavirus outbreak.

According to an update on the social network’s Facebook for Developers website, the company said they will use a combination of locally-hosted events, videos and live-streamed content to bring developers together.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Jessica Guynn