The outbreak, which has infected more than 72,000 and prevented many employees from returning to work due to travel and quarantine restrictions, was reverberating throughout the U.S. firm's supply chain.
In the memo to employees, Tim Cook says the priority remains the health and safety of the employees, partners and everyone linked with the company’s supply chain.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director general of the World Health Organization says it would still be another 18 months until a vaccine is ready.
There are more than 60,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus globally, with 1,369 deaths reported.
Apple has stopped sending engineers to China to assist with the Engineering Validation Test for iPhone 12.
The decision comes after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out, with the latest cancelations by Nokia, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and BT.
There are reports that people in a Hong Kong housing complex have been quarantined after the virus appeared to spread through the building’s pipes.
Sony insists this comes after they have been closely monitoring the evolving situation following the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Canalys expects China’s smartphone shipments to halve in the first quarter from a year ago, while IDC, forecasts a 30% drop.
Microsoft and Sony have, however, not commented on the report.
Foxconn's major plant in Zhengzhou, China was so far shut due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Analysts and industry watchers now expect significant disruption in technology plants, even those outside China.
The Coronavirus outbreak in China has been taking its toll on technology, with China being one of the largest supply hubs for tech companies.
Last week, Twitter had said “those who engage in coordinated attempts to spread disinformation at scale about coronavirus issue will be removed from service.”
A Kaspersky report has revealed that PDFs, documents and videos being shared as Coronavirus preventives are actually trojans and malware in disguise.
Misinformation about vaccination has spread far on social media in many countries in recent years.
As many as 213 people have reportedly died in China and as many as 10,000 cases of Coronavirus infections are being treated.
A high-quality mask can be useful in keeping most viruses, pollutants and other airborne illnesses, from your lungs. It could also protect you from Coronavirus.
The task force is led by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and is coordinated through the National Security Council.
Prices had steadied in recent days, after a rout pushed them to three-month lows as investors tried to assess damage from the virus to economic growth and demand for crude and its products.