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Google temporarily shutting down all China offices - The Verge

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country, technology website The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The shutdown includes all offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to the report https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/29/21113817/coronavirus-google-china-offices-tem p o r a r y - c l o s i n g - v i r u s - o u t b r e a k - r i s k .

The flu-like virus has killed over 130 people in China and has set-off alarm across the globe with companies closing stores, putting travel restrictions on employees and warning of a financial hit from slowing business in the world's most populous country. (Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)