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Facebook Closes London Office Till Monday Because Of Coronavirus

By Modupeoluwa Adekanye 07 March 2020   |   10:00 am

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Facebook said on Friday it is closing its London offices until Monday after a visiting employee from Singapore was diagnosed with coronavirus.

The employees who have been in contact with the affected individual are being asked to self-isolate and be vigilant in monitoring whether they develop symptoms. COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, is believed to gestate for up to two weeks before symptoms develop.

In a statement, Facebook said:

An employee based in our Singapore office who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 visited our London offices February 24-26, 2020,” Facebook said in a statement. We are therefore closing our London offices until Monday for deep cleaning and employees are working from home until then.

The company is now also reaching out to any employees and contingent workers based in other offices that visited London over the past few days to warn them according to Sky news.

According to John Hopkins University, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has now passed 100,000 as the outbreak intensifies.

There have been 47 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UK over the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 163, with two deaths.

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