Apple's Cork employees contending with coronavirus and rubella fears
What you need to know
- Apple staff in its Cork office are choosing to work from home.
- That's amidst fears over both the coronavirus and rubella.
- The first confirmed case of rubella in 11 years was discovered in one of Apple's employees at its Hollyhill, Cork Campus.
Some of Apple's Cork employees are choosing to work from home, over fears concerning both the coronavirus outbreak and a case of rubella.
As reported by The Echo:
The first COVID-19 case in Ireland was recently diagnosed, and just a few days ago, the first case of rubella in the country for 11 years was discovered in one of Apple's Hollyhill campus employees in Cork.
According to the report, staff described an air of "unease" due to the situation. It is reported that most staff who are feeling unwell have chosen to stay at home due to concerns about coronavirus, however, "there does remain an unease around the building but no further development of rubella cases".
Apple is working with the Health Service Executive regarding the issue and is confident the risk of either disease spreading is low. Dr. Nick Flynn of Cork HSE Immunisation Steering Group reportedly said of the rubella fears:
Of course, given the blanket global coverage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is tragically ironic that Cork employees must also face concerns regarding the potential outbreak of a disease not seen for 11 years in the country.
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