Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type, called 2019 novel coronavirus, has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness that started in China. It appears that symptoms are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus. As of Feb. 3, 2020, 361 deaths have been attributed to the virus.
Apple to close all China mainland stores due to virus outbreak (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Saturday said it would shut all of its official stores and corporate offices in mainland China until Feb 9 as fears over the coronavirus outbreak mounted and the death toll more than doubled to over 250 from a week ago.
“Out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts, we’re closing all our corporate offices, stores, and contact centers in mainland China through February 9,” Apple said in a statement.
Samsung Electronics will temporarily shut down its flagship store in China amid growing fears of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, company officials here said on Monday. Samsung will close its flagship store in downtown Shanghai until Sunday, the company said. The 800-square-meter store, the largest Samsung store in China, opened last October and sells various products, from smartphones to tablets.
“We decided to temporarily close the store for safety,” a company official said. “The operation of the store will depend on the situation in China”, Yonhap news agency reported.
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