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Apple announces closing stores in China amid Coronavirus epidemic
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Apple announces closing stores in China amid Coronavirus epidemic

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Beijing, Feb 1 : US hi-tech giant Apple said on Saturday it was closing all its stores in mainland China until February 9 due to the outbreak of a new deadly strain of coronavirus in the Asian country.

The store search feature on the company's Chinese website is currently unavailable and a notification appearing on it reads that "Apple stores will be closed today through February 9 due to the healthcare situation and preventative measures." Meanwhile, according to the latest figures, the Coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, has already killed 259 people in China and spilled into more than 20 countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency over the spreading virus on Thursday. (UNI)