All 20 Apple Stores in France to Close Again Under Third Lockdown

Apple is once again closing all of its retail locations in France due to the ongoing health crisis, the first time since last year where all 20 locations have been closed, MacGeneration reports.

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France currently remains on heightened alert due to the pandemic, with some regions under stricter lockdowns than others. The majority of Apple Stores in the country have remained closed, while others such as Apple Champs-Élysées, Apple Opéra, Apple Marché Saint-Germain, and Apple Lille, remained open for customers according to MacGeneration.

Apple says that the closures will be temporary and offers no date for when customers can expect them to reopen. Stores that were open previously, such as Apple Champs-Élysées and Apple Opéra, will remain open until Saturday, April 3, for customers to pick up current online orders or attend a Genius Bar appointment that was scheduled before April 3.

However, even with stores open, Apple has in place strict measures such as social distancing, mask-wearing, and temperature checks. Apple has taken a cautious approach to closing and reopening its stores as the pandemic situation differs. As of March 1, all 270 Apple Stores in the United States are open.

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Top Rated Comments

RickDEGH Avatar
9 months ago
It’s enough already! Can’t imagine how many folks are going to come down with mental illnesses post COVID.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miniyou64 Avatar
9 months ago
Yes, the world would be much safer if we just locked ourselves inside forever
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimbobb24 Avatar
9 months ago

You mean like the people who are losing close ones because people are incapable of following simple rules? Or do you mean the doctors and nurses being overworked in every single hospital in terrible conditions having to oversee the deaths hundreds of people while being helpless?
You are not describing planet earth. You can check hospital capacity for most US states. Never did any state reach full capacity. Some hospitals lacked appropriate PPE in the first few months but that hasn’t been the case for a long time. If you work in an ICU you see hundreds of people die every year.

Also for the 1000000th time: masks and other behaviors are weak mitigation strategies that simply slow the virus (to give time for vaccine). They do not prevent the virus completely. There is no world in which the US,after it got to a huge diverse cosmopolitan nation, where we “follow the rules” and it just disappears. That’s never been done for a virus of this type and it never will be. It’s just wishing and trying to find someone to blame. It makes as much sense as blaming people for earthquakes. This didn’t happen in any other countries outside of homogeneous island nations.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Agit21 Avatar
9 months ago
Lockdown 4,5,6,7,8 inc.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IIGS User Avatar
9 months ago

Message to France:

Get the vaccine.

Homeopathy is a scam with no ingredients.
The vaccine is the only way out of this long term.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
9 months ago
The EU is such a flop when it comes to the whole mess that was and is the distribution of vaccines. It’s embarrassing. Thank god the weather is improving cuz I am about to loose my damn mind in Germany. Everything has been closed since November with the exceptions of some silly ideas like „Click & Meet“. Yes I am totally going to make an appointment to be able to shop at one store for 10 minutes. Totally gonna bother to go downtown for that. NOT
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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