With novel coronavirus pneumonia cases increasing, Apple Corp closed some American stores again.
In June 19th, novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in the United States were increased, and the company will temporarily close 11 stores in Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and North Carolina, Apple Corp said. Customers who repair equipment in these stores will have a weekend to get their equipment back.
Apple shares fell 0.57% to close at $349.72 as of June 19 local time.
Since Apple closed its stores for the first time in March, all U.S. stores have been reopened with the improvement of the epidemic, and there are some epidemic prevention measures, including the need for consumers to wear masks and take temperature measurements, as well as the need for stores in some areas to make appointments and pick up on the side of the road, CNBC reported on June 20. Now, affected by the epidemic, whether some stores can be opened or not is uncertain.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia is now being closed in some communities due to the current situation of new crown pneumonia in some communities we serve. An apple spokesman said in a statement, we have taken this initiative with great caution, we have followed the situation closely and hope that our team and consumers will return as soon as possible.
Now, the novel coronavirus pneumonia cases in the United States steadily increase. As of 8:47 Beijing time on June 22nd, the United States has accumulated more than 2 million 275 thousand confirmed cases and a total of 119949 deaths.
In a letter to consumers in May, Deirdre OBrien, Apples head of retail operations, said the company will continue to review local data and may re close stores based on the data if necessary.
These are not decisions we are in a hurry to make, and just because we open a store doesnt mean we wont take precautions, we may close it again based on local conditions, OBrien said