Apple announced the closure of 11 stores in the United States amid an increase in coronavirus infections in Arizona, Florida, North and South Carolina. The company was forced to make such decisions due to the continued increase in the number of infected in these states. The closure of stores led to a 2% decrease in the value of the company’s shares on the exchange. Apple has more than 500 stores worldwide. Earlier, the company resumed stores in several US states, including California, Alabama, Alaska and Idaho. It was also reported that the company intends to start returning employees to work in its head office in Silicon Valley in July. The situation with the spread of coronavirus infection can change the company’s plans. The report said that the step to close the stores is being made for security reasons, the company is following the situation and is looking forward to the return of employees and customers to the stores.