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Apple shuts down mainland China stores through Feb. 9 due to the Coronavirus

Apple has temporarily shut down all its retail stores in mainland China through Feb. 9 due to the Coronavirus, according to CNBC. It’s online store will remain open.

The tech giant said in a statement: “Our thoughts are with the people most immediately affected by the Coronavirus and with those working around the clock to study and contain it.

“Out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts, we’re closing all our corporate offices, stores and contact centers in mainland China through February 9.”

All of China’s provinces and territories have now been touched by the outbreak of the Coronavirus. There have been 259 deaths in China. About 2,100 new cases were also recorded in the country in the past 24 hours, raising the worldwide total to nearly 12,000, according to Chinese and World Health Organization data.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.