10 More Apple Stores Reopen Across China, Other Stores Outside of Beijing Remain Closed

Apple has updated its website to indicate that it will reopen 10 more stores across China, following closures due to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan.


The stores, listed below, will reopen on February 19 for limited business hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further notice, as noted by iMore.

Chengdu

Dalian

Guangzhou

Quingdao

Shanghai

Apple reopened all five of its retail stores in the Beijing area on February 14, operating on similar limited hours.

Apple has yet to announce reopening dates for its other stores in mainland China, which remain listed as closed on its website due to the viral outbreak. Apple began working toward re-opening its corporate offices and contact centers in the country last week.

Reports suggest ongoing delays from the coronavirus outbreak in China will likely impact iPhone production, in particular its upcoming low-cost iPhone, and inventories of existing models could remain low until April or longer.

The coronavirus has infected more than 75,000 people, and there have been at least 1,870 deaths, primarily in China.

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6 weeks ago
That Apple store looks like one of the make-shift hospital rooms ('https://www.enr.com/articles/48603-as-crews-race-to-build-wuhan-hospitals-other-china-projects-grind-to-a-halt') built in Wuhan:



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6 weeks ago
Quingdao? I think you mean “Qingdao” ?
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6 weeks ago


We have a virus that spreads by contact with other humans, a virus that can survive on a surface for 9 days (longer if cool, or humid) - in a store populated by touch-surface devices. It's near pandemic proportions in China, with a morbidity rate greater than 60%, and a mortality rate greater than 2%

Surely, nothing bad can happen.

Please let's stop spreading fear needlessly. Some viruses can survive for 9 days on some surfaces, but this is not believed to be a major factor in spreading COVID-19, nor is it clear that this particular virus is among those that can remain infectious that long. (Source: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html)
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We have a virus that spreads by contact with other humans, a virus that can survive on a surface for 9 days (longer if cool, or humid) - in a store populated by touch-surface devices. It's near pandemic proportions in China, with a morbidity rate greater than 60%, and a mortality rate greater than 2%

Surely, nothing bad can happen.
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6 weeks ago
I guess it's business as usual. Hopefully by being closed it stopped the virus spreading.

Apple stores can get super busy at times.
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What's the rush?

Hint: $ $ $ $
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