What you need to know
- Two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at Apple's Cork Campus.
- That makes for a total of three after the discovery of one case on March 10.
- Staff have been told to self-isolate and the office is being deep cleaned.
A further two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at Apple's Holyhill campus in Cork, Ireland.
According to Echo Live
As per the previous case, staff members are being told to self-isolate and work from home to prevent the spread of the virus. One member of staff described the situation as "alarming".
Apple had also previously confirmed that it was working with the Health Service Executive and following their lead. A previous statement read:
Ireland has recorded more than 70 cases of the virus and St Patrick's day celebrations have been canceled in the country.
Given that Apple's Cork operation controls distribution and sales throughout Europe, as well as customer service, further cases and isolation could have a knock-on effect for Apple's entire European operation. There is no indication that the office will close as a result.
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