Facebook warns of hit to oculus production from coronavirus



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Facebook warns of hit to oculus production from coronavirus

On Friday, the 7th of February 2020, the Menlo Park, CA-based social networking behemoth, Facebook Inc. had issued a statement saying that the recent coronavirus outbreak in China that killed more than 600 people in less than two weeks and infected 32,000, would highly likely to disrupt research and development of its Oculus virtual reality due to its dependency on Chinese supply lines.

In point of fact, Friday’s (February 7th) statement from the Facebook Inc. came forth days after the social media megalith had barred its employees from travelling in to China over the narratives of unknown nature of the epidemic and a growing death toll from the flu-like virus with symptoms such as runny nose, fever, cough and breathing difficulties.

Meanwhile, adding that the social media industry tycoon, which owns four out of top six internet service providers across the globe such as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp alongside Instagram and gravitated a new dimension to monopolization, had been bracing for potential impact on production at its Ocular subsidiary due to supply chain disruption, a Facebook spokeswoman said to a press agency reporter on Friday (February 7th), “Due to the coronavirus we began taking additional safety precautions, which has compounded this issue and is why we expect additional impact on production. ”