Apple briefly closed all 53 shops in California due to a coronavirus outbreak and 16 shops within the UK after the federal government imposed restrictions in London, a spokesman stated on Saturday.
The corporate introduced on Friday that after a surge in COVID-19 circumstances, it will briefly shut some shops in California and begin buying and selling the iPhone maker’s shares after the bell. This announcement affected at the very least 12 shops.
“Because of the present COVID-19 situations in a few of the communities by which we function, we’re briefly closing shops in these areas. We’re taking this step with nice warning as we’re intently monitoring the scenario and stay up for our groups and Prospects again as quickly as attainable, “the spokesman stated in a press release despatched by way of e-mail.
Prospects might nonetheless choose up present orders within the subsequent few days, stated the spokesman. The assertion made no point out of when Apple anticipated the shops to reopen.
Coronavirus circumstances are growing within the US and the UK, with the US having over 17.four million infections and about 3.14,000 deaths.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson successfully locked greater than 16 million folks in England on Saturday and reversed curb loosening plans over Christmas. The opposite nations of Britain, whose response to the pandemic is at instances totally different from that of England, have additionally taken motion.
Johnson stated London and South East England would now be moved to a brand new Degree four lockdown and other people in these areas must keep at dwelling aside from important causes like work. Pointless retail shops will likely be closed, as will indoor leisure and leisure.
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