The technology gaint, Apple has closed all of its stores outside of Greater China in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Apple released the following statement: ‘one of those lessons is that the most effective way to minimise risk of the virus’s transmission is to reduce density and maximise social distance.’

The company has placed the following message on www.apple.com – ‘Our retail stores are closed until March 27. We are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers. For purchases with fast and free delivery, shop here on apple.com or the Apple Store app. For service and support, go to support.apple.com or call 800-275-2273. We look forward to seeing you soon.’