Apple Closes China Shops Till Feb 9 Because of Coronavirus epidemic spreading around in China.
Apple Closes China Shops Till Feb 9 Because of Coronavirus spreading rapidly in China to the extent the Chinese government has extended the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.
However, the Chinese government has called on several companies and business organizations to pause for their services for this virus to be solved.
In a statement Apple said,
“Our thoughts are with the people most immediately affected by the coronavirus and with those working around the clock to study and contain it,”
It added that it had decided to close
“out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts”.
The online store of Apple remains open and the company has said that it will monitor the situation closely.
China is said to be home to the company’s third-largest consumer market and a significant part of its distribution chain.
The virus that has killed 259 people and infected nearly 12,000.
Several of Apple’s distributors are located near Wuhan, the town at the centre of the outbreak.
Apple chief Tim Cook said Tuesday that the company was working on “mitigation plans to account for reductions in supply from alternative sources