The Apple has closed its all stores in China over coronavirus worries.
The company is shutting down all its corporate offices, stores, and contact centers in mainland China through February 9th, a statement provided to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said.
It’s not clear if Apple’s Chinese factories, run by Foxconn, will also be shutting down and more factory workers dismissed. We’ve asked both Apple and Foxconn.
Foxconn said it would still be operating on a holiday schedule and didn’t anticipate any impact in production, The Verge reported.
Apple says its online store will remain open.
The United States and Australia are temporarily denying entry to noncitizens who have recently traveled to China, hoping to limit the spread of the new coronavirus to their countries, according to New York Times.
Japan will also bar foreigners who have been in the Chinese province at the center of the outbreak.
More than 250 people have died so far, with nearly 12,000 infections confirmed.
The 46 new deaths in China raised the toll to 259.
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.
The vast majority of the cases are inside China; about 100 cases have been confirmed in 21 other countries.