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Coronavirus case at Apple’s Irish HQ, Trinity College goes online – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed Irish flag in this illustration taken September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) – A worker at Apple’s European headquarters in Cork in Ireland has tested positive for coronavirus, one of 24 cases reported so far in the country where its oldest university, Trinity College, has been forced to move all lectures online.

The virus has yet to spread as quickly in Ireland as other European countries, but the government has canceled all St. Patrick’s Day parades due to take place across the country next week to limit the impact. The government has also set aside 3 billion euros to tackle the infection.

Apple, which is one of Ireland’s largest multinational employers, said the employee who tested positive is now in self-isolation and that they feel the risk to others is low while they coordinate closely with local health authorities.

Apple employs 6,000 workers in Ireland’s second largest city…

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