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Apple, some U.S. retailers close stores to contain virus – Source Reuters Tech News

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it is closing all its retail stores, except those in Greater China, for the next two weeks to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission, a move that was followed by several U.S. retailers on Saturday.

The announcements escalated the global response to the outbreak, as most companies had previously kept stores open.

Apparel retailer Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN.O), which owns brands including Anthropologie and Free People, said on Saturday it was closing all of its consumer stores worldwide until at least March 28.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ.N) said it was temporarily closing “a number of its stores” across the United States in order to expand its work from home policy to include some of its retail employees.

“We will be closing all of our retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27,” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a letter posted on the company’s website late on Friday.

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