Five Major U.S. Companies Affected By the Coronavirus

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The news cycle has been dominated by coronavirus for a few weeks now and it seems like it won't seem to stop anytime soon.

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. human-to-human coronavirus, which have resulted the decline in stocks.

The coronavirus has claimed at least 170 lives and more than 8100 have been infected only in China. This has resulted a huge fear among companies running in China.

Here are the list of five major U.S. companies affected by the coronavirus in China.

1. Starbucks  (SBUX) - Get Report: The company has closed more than half of its roughly 4300 outlets in China.

"We have closed more than half of our stores in China and continue to monitor and modify the operating hours of all of our stores in the market in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus," the company said in its earning reports." This is expected to be temporary. "

2. General Motors  (GM) - Get Report: The largest U.S. automaker in China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday’s manufacturing shutdown through February 9.

3. McDonald’s  (MCD) - Get Report: The fast food chain has shut down about 300 restaurants in China.

4. Apple  (APPL) : The company has shut down at least three stores, and also restricted its employees from traveling to China unless it’s “business-critical situations.”

5. Google  (GOOGL) - Get Report: The company is reportedly shutting down all of its offices in China, advising its employees to work from home.

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