Coronavirus: Tim Cook offers smart working to Apple employees

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Tim Cook today offered employees in most offices around the world the opportunity to work from home and announced new policies in light of the coronavirus epidemic currently spreading in Italy, the US and other countries.

Specifically, Apple has explicitly told employees of many offices in different countries around the world to “feel free to work remotely, if your job allows it.” The timescales declared by Tim Cook are from today, March 9, until March 13, according to an internal note obtained by Bloomberg and later confirmed by a company spokesman. The corporate policy of last Friday, which started from California and Seattle, is therefore extended, and now it arrives in almost all company offices, including in Italy.

Coronavirus in Italy [UPDATE 09March]

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Today, March 9, the Milan stock exchange (and therefore the Italian one) has collapsed, reaching -10%. And all other European stock exchanges report losses of over 5%. It is a difficult moment, especially after the latest government decree, which closes Lombardy and 14 other provinces, thus isolating the most productive region of Italy. It was a long-awaited decision to close Lombardy, but it was necessary, despite all the schools in Italy having closed in recent days. In fact, it makes no sense to close schools while young people continue to crowd the city premises. The contagion is increasing exponentially, and the fear is that the virus may also affect regions of the south, where there are no health facilities like those in the north. It must be said that so far the 366 registered victims are mostly elderly with an average age of about 80 years .. but if hospitals were to become clogged, doctors could apply the priorities of care to younger people …
More drastic measures cannot be ruled out in the coming days. Football, for example, is continuing the championship, and yesterday all the games were played, although some players delayed the appearance on the pitch due to doubts and perplexities. If even a single positive player is found, the SerieA will obviously close instantly.

In these days, the images and news of Italy have gone around the world in all newspapers, advising not to land planes and ships with tourists or Italian people. The damage to the image is incalculable, especially after some French teasing. The Italian economy, even after this moment of epidemic, will have a lot of difficulty starting up again, especially for exports.

It is true that Italy has the largest number of people infected after China, but it is also true that Italians have made more swabs than any other country. In addition, the number of elderly people in Italian is higher than any other country in the world because the average age is around 60 years. I have some doubts that the numbers of the infected in Germany and France are true …

From the latest TV reports, I have been able to see many young people caring about the virus issue, continuing their lives.
It is always to photograph reality, but one thing is certain:
today stock exchanges all over the world have marked decreases causing the price of oil to drop by 31%, an event that has not occurred since 1991. Unmissable

Northern Italy is going into total chaos because people are not used to taking daily measures and behaviors that do not expose them to contact with other people. Never like this time, the differences between north and south emerge. The south has always been the subject of accusations for the mafia, but today more than ever the ignorance of the people in not being able to take measures of caution and isolation in their home emerges. In the north, in fact, the fashion (or habit) is to go to bars to have an aperitif with friends: a frenzied hyperactivism … which led some Italian VIPs to invite Italians (those from the north) to stay in home..