Apple has reopened 10 more stores across China, following the stores’ closures due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The stores, reopened today, February 19, and will be open limited business hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further notice. Apple’s Qingdao store, which was the first to be closed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, is among the reopening locations. (Via iMore)
Apple reopened all five of its retail stores in Beijing on February 14, also operating on limited hours. Customers were checked for fever before being allowed to enter the stores.
Apple’s other stores in mainland China remain closed, as the company has begun working toward reopening it corporate offices and contact centers in the country last week.
The World Health Organization on Tuesday reported that there were 1,909 new cases and 98 new deaths in the preceding 24 hours, almost all of them in China. That takes the totals to 73,332 cases and 1,873 deaths. The risk assessment for China is still set to ‘Very High.’
Apple on Monday announced that it will fall short of its guidance for the March quarter due to both constrained worldwide iPhone supplies and lower customer demand for Apple products in China.