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China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Macsjebs: 12:28pm On Feb 02, 2020
Apple is temporarily closing all of its stores in China because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Apple (AAPL)'s website in China says that all 42 stores will be closed until February 9. The online website still works for customers in China.

"Out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts, we're closing all our corporate offices, stores and contact centers in mainland China through February 9," Apple told CNN Business in a statement. "We will continue to closely monitor the situation and we look forward to reopening our stores as soon as possible."

Almost 12,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, with more than 11,800 of those in China. At least 26 other countries have reported cases, including three in Japan, two in the UK and two in Australia Saturday.
Beijing has taken unprecedented measures to try to contain the virus, including placing millions of people in major cities on lockdown and extending the Lunar New Year holiday.

Apple stores are usually a communal place for customers to gather, touch the same electronic devices and sample them before deciding on purchases. According to people in the country, Chinese streets are growing emptier in the extension of the Lunar New Year holiday, leading to less foot traffic to shops.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on an earnings call Tuesday that Apple had been regularly deep cleaning stores this week and conducted temperature checks on employees to avoid spreading the virus. He added that while sales in a Wuhan store, one of the first to close, were relatively small, he expected the decline in retail traffic and other store closures to negatively impact sales. Sales in China make up about 15% of Apple's total revenue.
Analysts expect the immediate impact of the virus to be small, but that could change depending on how long the outbreak goes on for.

"The coronavirus impact looks to be, at worst, 3% of iPhone units pushing out from March to June," said Daniel Ives, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, "However, if the lockdown in China [and] outbreak spills into later February or March, then we have darker storm clouds on the horizon for the tech space and global markets, with China consumer demand doldrums."

Ives said that Apple's device manufacturing would similarly be able to weather the storms unless the outbreak continued into late February, bringing "systemic risks" to the supply chain.

Other major businesses have temporarily closed operations in China amid the outbreak, including Starbucks and Ikea.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/01/tech/apple-china-coronavirus-stores-closed/index.html

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by aminusodiq(m): 9:51pm On Feb 02, 2020
F. T. C grin grin grin grin grin grin
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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by hillsway(m): 9:52pm On Feb 02, 2020
Swift move...

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Edoziesmart(m): 9:52pm On Feb 02, 2020
The widespread of corona virus need to be treated with immediate measures before it eradicate mankind.
I'm astonished and dumbfounded with the kind of deadly diseases erupting since the past 2 decades now.

Is it part of climate change or what?
Hope it not the sign of end of the world the Christian sycophants talk about?
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Sunofgod(m): 9:52pm On Feb 02, 2020
Don worry.....Samsung still dey move.

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by AllenSpencer: 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
Working Nation!

Nigerians would have been in church and mosque rebuking the virus

A lot of crusade would have been going on.

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Enoch07: 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
I don't know if am happy or surprise, to think that this virus is not yet in Nigeria. we don wise o!!! thank God

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by lordwyze(m): 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
Hmmmm
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Nobody: 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
Okay
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by adecz: 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
angry



I hope the virus won't corrupt
my iPad?


sad
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Arewa6: 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by vincentjk(m): 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
I pray just like Chinese products this coronavirus won't last as well sad

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Yankiss(m): 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
China don cast o. Who wan 'chop' virus infected apple? Please, our country should mind goods coming from China most especially those being smuggled in.

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by awoo47: 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
chai
china economy go hear am this 1st quarter
wish dem quick recovery cool

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Bonapart(m): 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
China. Hope they will now stop the eating of every moving thing

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by largehead: 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
Plot to destroy China because of its growing economy

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by DenreleDave(m): 9:53pm On Feb 02, 2020
Now that Apple has close, I hope Banana, orange, carrot, cashew will follow the same process



Wait, is airtel madt again, what's sup with this network today?

ATTENTION
As per Sunday night na Who go carry me go clubbing tonyt, I just dey bored for house.... I dey within Alimosho.. Anyone Pls
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Onlineclothing(m): 9:54pm On Feb 02, 2020
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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Richdad50(m): 9:54pm On Feb 02, 2020
shocked
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Lanre4uonly(m): 9:56pm On Feb 02, 2020
Ok. Their decision is noted because prevention is better than cure.
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by DenreleDave(m): 9:57pm On Feb 02, 2020
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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Nickymezor(f): 9:57pm On Feb 02, 2020
Hmmm
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Akanoaaa(m): 9:58pm On Feb 02, 2020
Mad oo
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by blowjohn(m): 10:00pm On Feb 02, 2020
Nooo.
Make una no close am na.
Open am make the virus deal with una workers na.
Something wey una suppose don do since 2 weeks ago
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Riogeese(m): 10:01pm On Feb 02, 2020
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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by OfficiaCheftobi(m): 10:02pm On Feb 02, 2020
I don't trust their government.
this could be a move to control and reduce population if they could ban Childbirth and eat babies Corona virus is no biggy

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by zeelux97(m): 10:03pm On Feb 02, 2020
I don't know why I have this feeling that the virus was intentionally unleashed on the Chinese population.
Something definitely smells fishy about the timing

Btw

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by MorataFC: 10:03pm On Feb 02, 2020
AllenSpencer:
Working Nation!

Nigerians would have been in church and mosque rebuking the virus

A lot of crusade would have been going on.
Why can't you people appreciate God for once for what God is doing to this nation through answering of prayers.
Can u name any natural disaster that has ravaged this nation in the past? Yes China is an organized nation but it doesn't stop deadly disease to disorganized them, as soon as this BMW abi na Mercedes or corolla tabi Corona virus is been taken care of, flood or earthquake may still come again to claim many homes and lives.
Nigerians should thank GOD for answered prayers.

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by philip0906(m): 10:05pm On Feb 02, 2020
AllenSpencer:
Working Nation!

Nigerians would have been in church and mosque rebuking the virus

A lot of crusade would have been going on.
Lol...Irony is Nigerians in china want to flee from the "working nation" (China) back to the "finished country". grin

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Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by Sammy07: 10:07pm On Feb 02, 2020
DenreleDave:
Now that Apple has close, I hope Banana, orange, carrot, cashew will follow the same process



Wait, is airtel madt again, what's sup with this network today?

ATTENTION
As per Sunday night na Who go carry me go clubbing tonyt, I just dey bored for house.... I dey within Alimosho.. Anyone Pls

Unfortunately, I saw this late.
Re: China Coronavirus: Apple Temporarily Closes All 42 Stores In China by maasoap(m): 10:08pm On Feb 02, 2020
AllenSpencer:
Working Nation!

Nigerians would have been in church and mosque rebuking the virus

A lot of crusade would have been going on.

Why are you guys enjoy ridiculing your country so much? We witnessed the outbreaks of Ebola in Nigeria and how Lagos state and FG swift reaction contained it. The coordination was so impressive that mighty USA had to send people to come and learn one or two things.
Not saying this virus is not worse or more contagious than Ebola virus, but we shouldn't enjoy portraying Nigeria in negative terms

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