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Silicon Valley Effectively on Lockdown Because of Corona Virus

Published Tue Mar 10 2020 By Eden
Silicon Valley Effectively on Lockdown Because of Corona Virus

Corona Virus brings the lockdown of Silicon Valley.

The panic caused by the Corona Virus seems to be on the rise every single day, adversely affecting almost every business currently in existence.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, tech companies around the globe are beginning to ask employees to work from home and avoid travel as much as they can. Silicon Valley is no exception that’s been massively hit in the past few weeks.

The premises in and around the headquarters of Facebook, Google, and Twitter are noticeably quieter in recent weeks. This comes as no surprise amid the coronavirus outbreak, where companies are asking staff to work from home. In fact, they’re being asked to avoid some of the perks of the tech world, most notably open-office plans and gourmet meals.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook called the virus outbreak an “unprecedented event” and a “challenging moment” for everyone. He subsequently encouraged the staff all over the world to work from home until 13th March.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a similar statement, stressing his commitment to make “public health” his topmost priority. He, too, encouraged the employees in and around Seattle and San Francisco to work from home until 25th March.

Several companies have made similar moves in recent days. As a matter of fact, Stanford University even canceled in-person classes.

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Facebook, meanwhile, was scheduled to conduct its F8 developer conference in San Jose, just minutes away from its headquarters. However, they canceled the conference with concerns rising over the spread of coronavirus. In addition, Google and Nvidia called off their annual gatherings.

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The worldwide panic of the coronavirus comes following the rapid spread of this disease around the globe. The virus first detected in China in late 2019, is causing thousands of deaths across the planet, with the toll ever rising. More worryingly, the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 (the official title of the disease) already reached six figures and is quickly spreading in several continents.

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As per experts, despite similar symptoms, Corona Virus is much deadlier than regular flu that kills tens of thousands every year. The new coronavirus is particularly fatal for older people with chronic illnesses.

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