Apple to close retail stores outside Greater China until March 27

Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a letter on the tech giant's website detailing the closure of their stores in China.

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CALIFORNIA – Apple Inc said late on Friday it will close all its retail stores outside Greater China until 27 March, to minimize risk of coronavirus transmission.

"We will be closing all of our retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27," Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a letter posted on the company's website.

“In all of our offices, we are moving to flexible work arrangements worldwide outside of Greater China,” he added.

“That means team members should work remotely if their job allows.”