According to Bloomberg, Apple reported on Tuesday that it plans to reopen retail stores around the world. However, retail stores will not be opened at the same time, and will likely remain closed for a long time in areas where the epidemic is still dangerous.
Apple closed all its stores outside China on March 14, as part of an effort to protect its employees and customers during the Corona virus pandemic . The company said that retail stores will remain closed until March 27 at the time of closing. This date, however, was later removed from the Apple Store website, replacing the stores to be announced until the next announcement.
According to Bloomberg's report, the company is said to start reopening around 500 retail stores worldwide next month. Starting from the first half of April, Apple is reportedly planning to reopen its retail stores.
Apple says, “We plan to reopen our stores gradually. Currently, some stores can be opened in the first half of April, depending on the conditions of the community. When certain dates are determined, we will report the update for each store. ” said.
Apparently, Apple's retail chief, Deirdre O'Brien, told employees that distant work will continue until at least April 5. It has been stated that flexible working arrangements will be applied for some retail employees who cannot be found in stores since then.