Despite limiting travel, an employee at Google’s Switzerland offices has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
According to a report by Business Insider (BI), Google informed employees via email that an employee in the Zurich offices had tested positive for the virus. However, the employee was not symptomatic while they were in the office.
In a statement provided to BI, Google said: “We can confirm that one employee from our Zurich office has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. They were in the Zurich office for a limited time, before they had any symptoms. We have taken — and will continue to take — all necessary precautionary measures, following the advice of public health officials, as we prioritize everyone’s health and safety.”
This is just the latest example of how the virus continues to impact industries, with experts warning of a possible pandemic. Japan recently began urging companies to allow their employees to telecommute and Amazon has begun relying on video interviews for some open positions.