Coronavirus case at Apple’s EU headquarters in Ireland

first_imgAn Apple employee at the tech giant’s European headquarters in the city of Cork has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the firm said Tuesday.”One of our employees in Cork has been confirmed to have COVID-19,” Apple said in a statement.”We are closely coordinating with the local health authorities who feel the risk to others is low, and the individual remains in self-isolation,” it added. “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.”Apple said a deep cleaning programme at all of its offices and stores would continue and it “will take all necessary precautions in accordance with guidance from health authorities”.Apple, which has maintained offices in Ireland since the 1980s, employs around 6,000 people in Cork, the country’s second-largest city.Ireland currently has 24 cases of COVID-19 according to department of health figures updated Monday night. There have yet to be any fatalities from the virus in the Republic, but the government and health service is bracing for further outbreaks.Last week, thousands of staff at Google’s European headquarters in Dublin were told to stay away for the day after one employee reported flu-like symptoms.And on Monday Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced that annual parades scheduled for the St Patrick’s Day festival on March 17 would be cancelled owing to the virus.”There’s a lot about this virus that we don’t yet know, but it is possible that we’re facing events that are unprecedented in modern times,” the premier warned at a press conference.Topics :last_img read more

Terry expects summer contract talks

first_img The 32-year-old defender’s current five-year deal expires in 2014, but having been integral in the successes of the 10-year Roman Abramovich era, the former England skipper has been a more peripheral figure this season. “I’ve got a year left at Chelsea after this,” Terry said in the London Evening Standard. “People have spoken about no new contract and this kind of thing but it’s not even on the agenda at the moment.” Chelsea captain John Terry expects to open discussions over a contract extension this summer. “They may sit down with me once the season has finished and we’ll start talking then. “Whether it’s a yes or a no I’ll continue to give my very best until my contract finishes.” Terry has endured a challenging campaign which featured a lengthy absence due to a knee injury, while the skipper has also missed out on selection for some key fixtures, including the FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester City. Chelsea’s policy is to offer those over 30 years of age only 12-month deals and left-back Ashley Cole signed a one-year extension in January. Midfielder Frank Lampard is 35 in June and his current deal expires this summer. It is uncertain where Lampard will play next season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic

first_img Associated Press March 13, 2020 Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemiccenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — Organizers postpone the Boston Marathon until Sept. 14 because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img