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Coronavirus live updates: Six dead in Washington state, Twitter advises all employees to work from home

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NOVATO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 02: Shelves where disinfectant wipes are usually displayed is nearly empty at a Target store on March 02, 2020 in Novato, California. As fears of the Coronavirus are spreading, people are emptying the shelves cleaning supplies, protective masks and bottled water at stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Total coronavirus cases:

43 in California, including 26 in the Bay Area

102 in the U.S., including six deaths, all in Washington state

Over 89,000 in the world and over 3,000 deaths

Breaking news developments on March 2, 2020:

5:32 p.m. Twitter urges all employees to work from home: The social media company,headquartered in San Francisco, is “strongly encouraging” its roughly 5,000 global employees to work from home to lower the chance of coronavirus spreading. Working from home is mandatory in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea offices. The company previously suspended all non-critical business travel. 4:35 p.m. Google cancels major San Francisco conference, which will be web only: Google Cloud Next ’20 will now take place through online-only sessions on April 6 to 8. It was originally planned at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event will now be free and tickets will be refunded. Facebook previously canceled a San Francisco marketing conference, and Game Developers Conference also suspended its conference at Moscone Center. 3:58 p.m. Health workers on the front lines of the epidemic express fear: A third Northern California health care worker has tested positive for the coronavirus, increasing […]

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