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Tech giant Apple closes its stores worldwide except China

The technology giant Apple announced the closure of its stores worldwide until the next day 27, except in China, in efforts to try to stop the global expansion of the coronavirus.

"The most effective way to minimize the risks of virus transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance," Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a statement released by the company. Therefore, "we will close all of our retail stores outside of Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) until March 27," he added.

Customers will continue to have support and support for their devices on the internet.

Instead, all of the company's stores in the area known as Greater China are already reopened as of today, after several weeks of closure, and according to Cook, the lessons learned during the crisis in the Asian giant allow supporting efforts in the rest of the world. .

"I want to express my deep gratitude to our team in China for their determination and spirit," he stressed.

Cook, who signs the declaration simply as "Tim", assures that the employees who can do it will work from their homes, and that those whose physical presence is essential in the establishments will work keeping an adequate distance between them.

He also assured that all workers will receive their wages as if operations were normal, and that there will be flexibility with those who have to take care of sick relatives, the elderly or children with closed schools.


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