Apple to temporarily shut all stores in China amid virus spread


Apple has announced the closure of all its stores and corporate offices in China due to concerns about the spread of the virus.

In a statement, the tech giant said the closure - "based on the latest advice from leading health experts" - will be in place until February 9.

Apple's joining a handful of retailers, including Starbucks and McDonald's, to temporarily shut stores as a precaution. 

Meanwhile, many other businesses have asked employees in China to work from home and cease non-essential business travel in the first week of February.

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