The company will limit nonessential travel within the USA and cancel warehouse tours, while some job interviews are being conducted remotely rather than via face-to-face.
"Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome", according to the United States-based research organisation, Mayo Clinic.
Meanwhile rumors of a confirmed case of the coronavirus at Groote Schuur Hospital have been confirmed as false by the Western Cape Health Department.
The employee went home after feeling sick on 25 February, and has stayed out of the tech company's offices ever since, according to the message from Amazon Human Resources, which was sent to most Amazon employees in the area and obtained by the Guardian. "Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us - and the world around us", the micro-blogging site said.
The email acknowledged that not everyone can easily work from home, and advised employees to talk to their managers to work out if it was practical for them to do so. It was not immediately clear how the employee contracted the virus.
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Prior estimates, including a study of more than 1,100 cases in China, had put the death rate at 1.4 percent of cases. Over 10.24 lakh people have been screened as of now at the Nepal border in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.
However, employees in Seattle are also being encouraged to work from home until the end of the month as Washington remains the USA state hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. It additionally asked any employees who choose to come into its Washington offices not to bring any visitors.
Amazon has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus among its US workforce.
Some employees might not be able to work from home.
Speaking to BuzzFeed, Twitter's head of human resources Jennifer Christie tried to put a positive spin on the situation. We are lucky in that respect because this is something which has been found to work in China. Managers who didn't think they could manage teams that were remote will have a different perspective. In Hong Kong, thieves held up a supermarket to steal a delivery. Dorsey has also pulled out of an appearance at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.
Separately, retailer Walmart Inc WMT.N said on Thursday it was restricting all worldwide travels to business-critical trips, and travels within the United States to essential operations for its associates.