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All the companies around the world are coming forward to make moves for the welfare of their employees as the deadly coronavirus rapidly spreads.
Apple has reportedly suggested to its employees on the California campuses to work from home as an "extra precaution" even as new coronavirus cases spread on the west coast in the US, especially Seattle area.
As Apple has not made a public statement regarding the move, it's not clear how many employees have been asked to work from home, Apple Insider reported on Saturday.
The company joins Microsoft, Google Facebook, and Twitter in requesting their employees to work from home.
Apple's flagship developers' conference WWDC 2020 in June is also at the risk of getting cancelled as the Santa Clara public health department has warned against large public gatherings. The event draws nearly 5,000 developers from across the world.
Apple has restricted its employees from travelling to Italy and South Korea.
The iPhone maker has also withdrawn from the 2020 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) festival conference amid growing coronavirus concerns.
The US death toll from the new coronavirus has climbed to 14, according to Johns Hopkins' tracker, with 329 cases reported across the country.
The company has hundreds of retail stores worldwide, including 42 in China that closed or operated with reduced hours at the height of the country's outbreak.
US President Donald Trump last month issued a federal order forcing auto giant General Motors to manufacture ventilators after a shortage of the hospital equipment, which is crucial for treating critical COVID-19 cases.
Risk sentiment was also undermined after Federal Reserve officials expressed concern that rising coronavirus cases could harm economic growth just as stimulus measures start to expire.
Global banks face combined loan losses of $2.1 trillion by the end of 2021 as a result of the coronavirus crisis, credit ratings agency S&P Global estimates, with a hit of $1.3 trillion this year more than doubling the 2019 level.
Al Suhaimi's death caused a gloom among Saudis. Many of his fans on the X platform expressed their sadness over his death.
Social media users circulated video clips showing strong sounds and lights emanating from different areas in Libya.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at undermining security and stability in contravention of human values and principles.
Locals and conservationists reacted with outrage Thursday at the deliberate destruction of one of the UK's most photographed trees, next to the Roman-era Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site in northeast England.