Apple has closed all the stores in China due to the coronavirus outbreak. Apple no longer opens a single store in China on coronavirus concerns – Apple closes them all. The company closes all its offices, shops, and contact centers in mainland China until February 9, told Bloomberg’s, Mark Gurman, on his Tweet.
The coronavirus outbreak has been declared a global public health emergency, killing more than 200 people in China, infected nearly 10,000 worldwide, triggered the first mandatory CDC quarantine in the U.S. in 50 years, and banned foreign citizens from returning from China. Many airlines allowed him to suspend all flights to the country temporarily, and it makes sense for Apple to close these buildings carefully.
It is unclear whether the Chinese Apple factories operated by Foxconn will also be closed, and other license holders will be fired. We asked both Apple and Foxconn. As of Tuesday, Foxconn said this would still work on a festive schedule and had no expected impact on production.
Consolidated in China, Nintendo said the coronavirus has already affected the production of the Nintendo Switch game console, according to Kyoto Shimbun.
Apple said the online store would remain open. Find a Google-translated image of your local store page in China below confirming closings.