Apple closes all stores outside China

Apple closes all stores outside China
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  • calendar-gray 14 March 2020

Hours after Apple moved its annual developers conference online, the company now says it will close all of its stores outside of Greater China on coronavirus worries, APA reports citing Cnet.

Apple Stores around the globe will close until March 27, the company said. It also encouraged employees to work from home and said it has committed $15 million to help with recovery efforts. It will also match donations made directly by employees.

"In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19," Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted late Friday. In a note posted on Apple's newsroom, Cook said hourly workers would continue to be paid during the store closures. 



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