Executives from Apple and other tech firms will meet with Trump administration officials on Wednesday to discuss how to help tackle the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Representatives from Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter are expected to visit the White House on Wednesday, FOX Business has learned. These executives will be joined by officials from government agencies including Health and Human Services, the National Institute of Health and the U.S. Labor Department, to name a few. White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will lead the meeting.
Tech executives will attend the White House meeting both in person and via video conferencing.
As is normal for a crisis such as this, there has been an upsurge of users spreading conspiracy theories and fraudulent home “treatments” for the disease. One of the topics of discussion is expected to include coming up with effective ways to fight coronavirus-related misinformation being spread online.
Remote working options for employees are also expected to be discussed. Google, Apple, and other tech firms are all recommending employees work from home if their job allows.
At last report, there are 119,357 global cases of the coronavirus with over 1,000 in the U.S. 4,290 global fatalities have been tallied, as tracked by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.