The technology giant, Apple and the fashion retailer, Levi’s have both shut down stores in Mainland China as the infection rate of the coronavirus continues to spread in the region. Apple has stated that all of the 42 Apple Stores will remain closed until February 9th. Levi’s has closed half of its stores, however China only accounts for three percent of its global market.

‘Out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts, we’re closing all our corporate offices, stores and contact centres in Mainland China through February 9. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and we look forward to reopening our stores as soon as possible.’ – Apple