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Apple To Close Some Retail Stores Again After Spikes in COVID-19 Cases Nationwide

Bloomberg News reports that Apple is going to close some of its retail stores again in the wake of spiking COVID-19 cases around the country.

Source: Reuters Graphics

Bloomberg News reports that Apple is going to close some of its retail stores again in the wake of spiking COVID-19 cases around the country.

11 stores in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and South Carolina will close.

Apple had planned to reopen about 100 U.S. stores, mostly with curbside pickup but some with walk-in service, in late May as lockdown restrictions began to ease.

However, cases in the United States have been steadily rising, with over 2.2 million people infected and at least 118,396 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.

Source: Reuters Graphics

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Sources: Bloomberg, Reuters