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How Tech Is Feeling The Impact Of The Coronavirus


A smartphone receives electrical shocks at the testing facility of the Oppo factory in Dongguan, China. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

A smartphone receives electrical shocks at the testing facility of the Oppo factory in Dongguan, China. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

In China, the coronavirus has now killed more than 1,000 people and infected more than 43,000. A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in China on Monday to help contain the epidemic.

Many offices and factories have been closed for the time being as a precaution. The tech industry is starting to feel the impact.

Host Jeremy Hobson speaks with Ben Brock Johnson (@TheBrockJohnson), who covers tech for Here & Now.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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