Apple closes all locations in California amid rising COVID-19 cases

Apple is temporarily closing all its stores in California due to a steady rise in Covid-19 cases in the state.

The California Play said in a statement to CNBC that all 53 stores would remain closed until further notice following the alarming increase in hospital admissions by California.

An Apple Paul spokesperson told the outlet, “Due to the current Covid-19 situation in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas.

“We are taking this step with caution as we are closely monitoring the situation and we hope our teams and customers will be back as soon as possible.”

Customers will still be able to order online and attend scheduled technical support appointments.

The move comes after the tech giant closed its stores in Los Angeles, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

The Apple Pal shutdown follows a formidable landmark for Southern California, where health officials said Thursday that the area runs ICU beds for patients.

More than 1,800,000 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported in California, and more than 22,400 people have died as of Saturday night, according to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.