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Apple alongside other tech giants including Microsoft and Google has urged all its employees at its headquarters to work from home as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Apple company disclosed this in a memo on Friday advising its 12,000 staffs at Apple Park in Cupertino to stay in their respective home due to the rapid spread of the virus.
The memo was released after 20 patients tested positive for the virus in Santa Clara County.
Meanwhile, Officials there had previously asked large companies to consider letting employees telecommute to limit close contact.
In this regard, Apple has issued the same memo to its workers in the Seattle area to work from home.
The company earlier reported that with the outbreak of the virus in China, the company might experience iPhone shortages and missed revenue targets.
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