Citing a spike in the coronavirus pandemic, Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Wednesday said it has decided to temporarily re-close 30 of its retail stores in the U.S., bringing the nationwide total to 77. The stores affected are in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. "Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement. "We take this step with an abundance of caution as we closely monitor the situation and we look forward to having our teams and customers back as soon as possible." Apple shares are flat in late-afternoon trading. Apple has 271 stores in the U.S.
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July 01, 2020 15:04 ET (19:04 GMT)
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