Facebook stated Thursday a contractor at its Seattle office has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and that it would shut the office through March 9.
“A contractor based in our Stadium East office has been tested positive for the COVID-19,” a company spokesperson wrote in an emailed assertion.
The virus most contacted Seattle in Washington state in the U.S. The number of cases in the city soared to 39 and deaths to 10 Wednesday, up from 27 cases and nine deaths a day before, the Washington State Health Department stated.
Amazon.com followed Facebook and Microsoft in recommending Seattle staff members to work from home through the top of the month after one of Amazon’s employees diagnosed with the novel the coronavirus Tuesday.
The Amazon employee worked at the South Lake Union office complex in Seattle. Two different staff of the group in Milan, Italy, had also been infected with the pathogen.
Microsoft stated Wednesday that some “essential” staff should continue to go to their work locations and that the corporate would follow the government rules for disinfecting its offices for important personnel.