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Coronavirus detected in Apple’s European headquarters in Ireland

FILE PHOTO: An Apple logo is displayed in the window of an authorized apple retailer in Galway, Ireland, 30 August 2016. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne

DUBLIN (Reuters) – A worker at Apple Inc.’s European headquarters in Ireland has tested positive for coronavirus.

The company said it is coordinating closely with local health authorities and believes the risk to others is low.

In a statement, the tech giant said the employee is now self-isolated.

“As a precaution, we asked some members of our team to stay home while we work with the health and safety manager to assess the situation.”

“We are continuing to clean all our offices and shops regularly and we will take all necessary precautions in accordance with the indications of the health authorities.”

Apple is one of Ireland’s largest multinational employers with 6,000 workers. Ireland has so far reported 24 cases after three others have been identified on Monday.

Reporting by Graham Fahy, edited by Louise Heavens

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