Reopening an Apple store requires planning that depends on multiple factors, said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and people.
“We review all available data, including local cases, short- and long-term trends, and assistance from national and local health officials,” he wrote in the note. “These are not decisions we rush into – and opening a shop in no way means that we will not take the preventive step of closing it again if local conditions justify it.”
Apple has reopened a store in the capital of South Korea, Seoul, as well as all stores in Australia and Austria. Stores in Germany were also reopened last week.
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