9to5Mac ‘Michael Steber Today is an interesting coincidence goal: The company has temporarily closed every single retail store in California, many more across the US, both stores in Mexico, both stores in Brazil and 1 additional store across the UK. Stever noted that if we include the ones that were closed last week in Germany and the Netherlands, it has about 100 stores, now about one-fifth of the company’s location is closed worldwide.
I checked the full list of Apple stores to be sure and sure enough: each in California, four in Tennessee, three in Utah, four in Minnesota, two in Oklahoma, one in Portland, Oregon; English, Alaska; Omaha, Nebraska; And Albuquerque, New Mexico are all closed this coming week – as well as 16 additional stores in the UK, Mexico and Brazil starting tomorrow, December 20th.
It’s not hard to guess why stores are closing again, especially in California where COVID-19 saw its four deadliest days as part of a series of streams last week, and in London where Prime Minister Boris Johnson had just entered the city the emergency lockdown is starting from midnight. Apple has confirmed in a nutshell The statement said: “We are temporarily closing stores in these areas due to the current Covid-19 condition of some of the communities we serve.” Bloomberg.
Yesterday, California launched its emergency alert system in the SF Bay area for the first time since the outbreak began, sending a direct message to each phone to help people understand the stay-home order is in effect.