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Apple to close all retail stores outside greater China until Mar. 27

Workers will continue to receive pay as usual, CEO Tim Cook says

Apple will close all of its retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27, including this store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York.   © Reuters

Apple Inc said late on Friday it will close all its retail stores, except those in greater China, for the next two weeks to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission.

The announcement from the smart phone maker escalates the global response to the outbreak, as most major retailers have kept stores open.

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