Google temporarily shutting down China offices: Report

In wake of coronavirus, Google temporarily shutting down all China offices: Report

The shutdown includes all offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to the report

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Alphabet Inc's Google is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country, technology website The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The shutdown includes all offices in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to the report.

The flu-like virus has killed over 130 people in China and has set-off alarm across the globe with companies closing stores, putting travel restrictions on employees and warning of a financial hit from slowing business in the world's most populous country.

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