Apple Closes All 53 California Stores in COVID-19 Surge

US tech giant Apple has temporarily shut all of its 53 stores in California on Sunday afternoon because of a COVID-19 outbreak and 16 stores in the United Kingdom following restrictions introduced by the government in London.

US tech giant Apple has temporarily shut all of its 53 stores in California on Sunday afternoon because of a COVID-19 outbreak and 16 stores in the United Kingdom following restrictions introduced by the government in London.

“Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas. We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible,” an Apple’s spokesman said in an emailed statement.

While the statement didn’t mention when the company expects the stores to reopen, it pointed out that customers would still be able to pick up existing orders for the next few days.

Coronavirus cases are increasing in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the US having over 17.4 million infections and nearly 314,000 deaths.


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