The American corporation Apple intends to close a number of its stores in several states again due to the fact that after the cancellation of some sanitary measures, the number of people infected with the new coronavirus is growing rapidly again.
As it notes, we are talking, in particular, about 11 stores in the states of Arizona, North and South Carolina, as well as Florida. Their work was recently resumed after the suspension caused by the pandemic.
Authorities in these states have already begun lifting or easing sanitary measures. After that, an increase in the spread of infection was recorded on their territory.
In total, Apple has over 500 stores worldwide. About 270 of them are in the USA.
Apple shares after the publication of information about the closure of stores fell in price at stock trading in the United States. Their value decreased by $ 2.68 (0.76%), to $ 348.91.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which makes calculations based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 2.19 million cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the United States, over 118 thousand people died.