Apple is briefly closing all shops in California amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19 circumstances within the state.
All 53 shops might be shuttered till additional discover on account of California’s alarming rise in hospitalization, Apple stated in a assertion to CNBC.
“On account of present Covid-19 circumstances in among the communities we serve, we’re briefly closing shops in these areas,” an Apple spokesperson informed the outlet.
“We take this step with an abundance of warning as we carefully monitor the scenario and we sit up for having our groups and clients again as quickly as potential.”
Clients will nonetheless have the ability to decide up current on-line orders and attend scheduled tech help appointments.
The drastic transfer comes after the tech large closed its shops in Los Angeles, Bloomberg reported Friday.
The Apple shutdowns observe a grim milestone for Southern California, the place well being officers there stated Thursday that the area has run out ICU beds for sufferers.
California has seen over 1,800,000 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, and greater than 22,400 deaths as Saturday night time, in accordance with the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.