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Technology Apple will reopen Beijing stores with limited hours

18:40  13 february  2020
18:40  13 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Apple Stores in Beijing will open Friday, according to the stores ' respective pages on Apple 's site. The locations' hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time instead of the usual 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The company's other stores in China will remain closed. The store openings were earlier reported by

Apple has updated its website to indicate that all five of its retail stores in the Beijing area will be reopening February 14 with limited hours of 11 a.m. to 6 Apple recently provided its retail stores , authorized service providers, and carrier partners with an enhanced cleaning guide that recommends

Apple appears ready to reopen a handful of retail stores in China after they were closed earlier this month due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has surpassed 60,000 cases worldwide.

a tall glass building: Some Apple Stores will reopen this week. Apple© Provided by CNET Some Apple Stores will reopen this week. Apple

Apple Stores in Beijing will open Friday, according to the stores' respective pages on Apple's site.  The locations' hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time instead of the usual 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The company's other stores in China will remain closed. The store openings were earlier reported by Reuters.

Apple began temporarily shuttering stores in China in January as concerns about the coronavirus spread around the globe. Earlier this month, the iPhone maker decided to close all its stores in mainland China, as well as its corporate offices and contact centers in the country. Apple originally planned to reopen stores at the end of the extended Lunar New Year holiday break on Feb. 10, but last week said they would remain closed "until further notice."

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple will reopen some stores in Beijing from Feb. 14 with reduced opening hours , it said on its website, while many of its other stores in mainland China will remain shut as the country continues to battle a coronavirus outbreak.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) will reopen some stores in Beijing on Feb. 14 with reduced operating hours , it said on its 8 that it was making preparations to reopen its official outlets after shutting down all of them earlier this month. Apple was not immediately available for comment.

a large building with a statue in front of a window: Some Apple Stores will reopen this week. © Apple

Some Apple Stores will reopen this week.

The coronavirus was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Dec. 31. A recent update shows China has more than 59,000 cases and more than 1,300 deaths. There are hundreds of cases of the virus worldwide with 15 cases in the US but only two fatalities have been recorded.

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Originally published on Feb. 13, 8:20 a.m. PT.

Update, 8:29 a.m. PT: Adds background details.

Apple extends Chinese store closures due to coronavirus .
Some are listed as remaining closed through Feb. 14.These include stores located in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Tianjin, as well as in Hong Kong. One store in Chonqing will open on Feb. 13, according to Apple's website, while another in Fujian will open Feb. 11.

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