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US-based tech companies to work together in the fight against viruses, misinformation,

FILE PHOTO: A passenger wearing a mask checks her phone, next to an empty security queue at Dulles International Airport, a day after the US President, when He announced that travel restrictions on flights from Europe to the United States for 30 days to try to prevent the spread of the corona virus, in Dulles, Virginia, USA, on March 12th, by the year 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

(Reuters) – U.S. technology companies including Microsoft Corp., Facebook, Alphabet, Google, and Twitter, along with the curbing of misinformation about the corona virus in their platforms, the companies said in a joint statement issued on Monday.

The companies, who also have LinkedIn, Reddit, and YouTube, have said that they are working in co-ordination with the health sector, the government agencies all over the world to share important updates about the virus.

The United States has seen a sharp increase in virus cases, and more than 3,500 have been infected, and at least 74 people were killed, according to the Johns Hopkins University, and the public health authorities.

Reporting Bhargav Acharya, Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni

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