Omicron Covid-19 cases rise, Apple closes multiple retail stores


Because of Omicron, Apple was hit again by WFH. PHOTO / IS

MENLO PARK Apple will close its three retail stores following increased exposure and cases of Omicron-type Covid-19 among employees.

Downtown Brickell stores in Miami, Annapolis, Maryland and downtown Ottawa, Ontario will be temporarily closed, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Currently, the Apple website states that Miami stores will be closed until Friday, and Annapolis and Ottawa stores will be closed until Saturday.

Apple reportedly closed a store in Southlake, Texas last week over the Covid-19 outbreak, although the company’s website is currently indicating that the store is open.

This closure is due to increasing Covid-19 infection. Although the Omicron variant is starting to spread, the Delta variant remains the main variant circulating in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Meanwhile, Apple has been calling for masks to be worn in retail stores in the United States again for a few days.

“We are regularly monitoring the condition and will adjust our health measures to support the well-being of our customers and employees,” an Apple spokesman said in a statement.

More, the spokesman said Apple, Employees who work in closed stores should be tested before reopening.



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