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Apple shuts all stores outside of China

Apple has announced it is closing all stores outside Greater China until 27 March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The company said the most effective way to minimise the risk of the virus’ transmission is to “reduce density and maximise social distance”.

“In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said.

“Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until 27 March and committing $15m to help with worldwide recovery.”

Our technology editor, Andrew Griffin, has more on the story below:

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