The China will she cut herself off from the world in the coming days? While many airports are drastically reducing their departures and arrivals of national and international aircraft, the apple brand has just announced its decision to close, at least temporarily, its Apple Store and offices in China. Not a single one will open its doors for a little while, according to what the Californian firm says on its Chinese site.
In question ? The coronavirus, obviously, which has left more than 200 dead and infected more than 12,000 people in China at the time of writing. “Our thoughts are with the people most immediately affected by the coronavirus and those who work 24 hours a day to study and contain it. As a precaution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts, we will be closing all of our offices, stores and contact centers in mainland China until February 9. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and look forward to reopening our stores as soon as possible, ”wrote Apple.
The apple brand infrastructure will therefore be closed at least until next week. But there is no doubt that they will be even longer. The Institut Pasteur in France has promised that a vaccine will be developed within 20 months. In France, 6 people were infected.