Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a letter to his employees said that he is proud of the way Google has handled the coronavirus crisis. He said that the company hired 20,000 Googlers in 2019 and had plans to hire a similar number this year too. Pichai said that Google is now taking a more “critical look at the pace of hiring”. Pichai’s letter, accessed by Bloomberg, comes amid reevaluation by tech giants of their operations and costs. Pichai said that amid the restrictions and pressure felt due to the coronavirus spread, Google is “facing delays in getting everyone their essential equipment, such as laptops and security keys”.