Apple to Shut Some US Stores Again Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases

Apple's retail chief said that the company would look at data on a local basis and that re-closings were a possibility based on that data.

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Apple to Shut Some US Stores Again Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases

Apple has said that it is temporarily shutting some stores again in the US

Highlights
  • Apple in May had said re-closings were a possibility based on data
  • Novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in the US
  • At least 1 lakh people have lost lives due to the pandemic in the US

Apple said on Friday it is temporarily shutting some stores again in Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, and North Carolina in the United States, as novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country. Shares of the company, which said the closure would affect 11 stores in these states, were down 0.5 percent. Apple had planned to reopen about 100 US stores, mostly with curbside pickup but some with walk-in service, in late May as lockdown restrictions began to ease.

However, cases in the US have been steadily rising, with over 20 lakh people infected and at least 1,18,396 people dead.

In a letter to Apple customers in May, Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's retail chief, had said the company would look at data on a local basis and that re-closings were a possibility based on that data.

"These are not decisions we rush into — and a store opening in no way means that we won't take the preventative step of closing it again should local conditions warrant," O'Brien had said.

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