Apple shutdown stores in provinces with spikes in Covid-19 cases

Apple shutdown stores in provinces with spikes in Covid-19 cases

Apple has closed 11 stores across the United States in regions where Covid-19 cases are beginning to spike again.

The company announced Friday that it will shutter the stores in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina that had newly re-opened.

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.

the company said in a statement.

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All four of the states where Apple is shutting its stores have experienced a spike in cases in recent days.

Apple had commenced re-opening shops in the U.S. in May with health precautions including temperature checks and a mask requirement.

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The response to COVID‑19 is still ongoing, and we recognize that the road back will have its twists and turns,

Apple retail head Dierdre O’Brien said at the time, admitting shops may have to be closed again if cases rose.