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All the ways China’s coronavirus outbreak is affecting tech

The Verge Friday, 21 February 2020
All the ways China’s coronavirus outbreak is affecting techImage: Feature China / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The tech sector is currently feeling the impact of the coronavirus, with companies closing offices, stores, and factories in China as well as restricting employees from nonessential travels to the country. The closures, which were initially expected to last through the Lunar New Year holiday week in late January, were soon extended to February 10th. Officials in some provinces and districts are now telling companies not to reopen until March 1st.

Multitudes of short- and long-term effects are anticipated, from postponed events to companies potentially missing a holiday launch target due to the nationwide office closures. Here’s a look at how the coronavirus has already affected the industry.

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