"One of our employees in Cork has been confirmed to have Covid-19," Apple told CNBC. "We are closely coordinating with the local health authorities who feel the risk to others is low, and the individual remains in self-isolation. As a precaution, we have asked some of our team members to stay at home while we work with the Health and Safety Executive to assess the situation. We are continuing to regularly deep clean all our offices and stores and will take all necessary precautions in accordance with guidance from health authorities."
In the U.S., Apple has asked all of its employees at its Cupertino, California, headquarters to work from home if possible.
Google confirmed on Feb. 28 that one of its employees in a Zurich office contracted coronavirus. Amazon and Microsoft employees in Washington state have also tested positive and the companies have instructed employees to work from home.