Due to the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Apple has decided to close its stores all over the world with the exception of China where yesterday 42 retail stores began to reopen even if with shorter hours.
To report Tim Cook explaining: ?In our workplaces and in our communities we must do everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will temporarily close all stores outside of Greater China until March 27th and is committed to donating $ 15 million to help heal globally. "
In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until March 27 and committing $ 15M to help with worldwide recovery. https://t.co/ArdMA43cFJ
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 14, 2020
La Casa di Cupertino has hundreds of stores all over the world and one of the first multinationals to make such a decision.
Apple has already closed its Italian stores this week, but other brand retailers have remained regularly open as IT service providers. California had previously decided to keep a store open, despite one employee having tested positive for coronavirus.
The stories in the United States remain open but in some areas restrictions have been activated and in some areas even closed. The Apple Willow Grove Park store in Pennsylvania, for example, is no longer open after the governor has ordered the closure of schools, gyms and entertainment venues in an attempt to curb the spread of the pandemic.
the online store will remain open, as will customer support services. Apple has already doubted that all employees paid on the basis of working hours will continue to receive remuneration similar to the opening period of the shops.
At the beginning of February Apple Stores were closed in China; some, as already mentioned, have begun to reopen but all follow shorter hours. Apple has asked all employees to take measures such as: staying one meter away from others, removing seats in stores and not demonstrating Apple Watch and AirPods unless the customer specifically asks to try out the devices. .
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