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The novel coronavirus has killed more than 5000 people, and there are about 138,432 confirmed cases worldwide across in at least 81 countries.
Amazon earlier this week said it would give two weeks of extra paid time off for full and part-time employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in quarantine.
The world recommending their staff to work from home if their roles allow in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a guidance issued by the online retail giant on Thursday, all employees of the company, irrespective of their location, can work from home if they can through to the end of this month.
"We continue to work closely with public and private medical experts to ensure we are taking the right precautions as the situation continues to evolve," Amazon spokesperson said in a statement.
"As a result, we are now recommending that all of our employees globally who are able to work from home do so through the end of March."
The decision was taken with the aim of enabling greater social distancing and reduce the impact on public transportation, according to Amazon.
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 Oracle, Apple, Facebook, Nestlé with Twitter even making work from home mandatory for all its employees around the world are restricting all non-essential business travel to keep the virus from spreading.
The novel coronavirus has spread globally, affecting more than 127,000 people and killing over 4,700.
The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are "almost immune" to COVID-19.
The giant social networking site, Facebook shuts its three offices in London till Monday after an employee was diagnosed with Covid-19.
The formal investigation opens a new chapter in the European Union's campaign to address the dominance of US tech firms with Google, Facebook and Apple also regular targets of regulators in Brussels.
Amazon.com said it would shut its China online store by July 18, as the US e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous nation. The move underscores how entrenched, home-grown e-commerce rivals have made it difficult for Amazon’s marketplace
The ministry stressed in a statement that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 51.4 kilometres (32 miles) off the eastern tip of Timor Island, which is split between East Timor and Indonesia.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, on the passing of Dr Faisal Al-Yasin, the father of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.