Apple closes more stores again after Covid-19 surge

Apple closes more stores again after Covid-19 surge

Apple which has reclosed 47 own-branded retail stores in the USA would shut 30 additional stores by Thursday, the media reported.

Apple has been gradually re-closing many of its reopened U.S. stores in states swept by a significant rise in new COVID-19 infections.

Apple did not offer a specific timeline for reopening stores, but had previously shuttered locations for several months.

"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 spokesman added.

The Indian Express is now on Telegram. We'll keep an eye out for changes as they happen when it come to Apple's retail locations.

Additional and frequent cleaning of the stores is also being carried out. In Texas, stores in the Austin area had remained open until this week despite closings in Houston last week.

At least 16 stores across the affected areas will be closed to new customers starting July 1. Apple has now closed two more stores in Florida, St Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, and University Town Center in Sarasota.

Apple continues to take a city-by-city approach to opening and closing stores, as it evaluates Coronavirus data for each community. But recent spikes in COVID-19 throughout the U.S. are forcing Apple to revert right back to store closures and tighter precautions to protect worker and customer safety.

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