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Apple Re-Closing Another 30 U.S. Stores Due To COVID-19: Report

The temporary store closings are reportedly in states including California, Florida and Georgia.

Apple will temporarily close another 30 retail stores in the U.S. on Thursday amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in parts of the country, CNBC reported.

The move includes stores in especially hard-hit states such as California and Florida, and brings the number of re-closed Apple stores to 77, according to the report.

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The re-closings come about a month after Apple had begun re-opening its U.S. stores en masse, with the coronavirus outbreak thought to have been waning at the time.

Apple has 271 retail stores across the U.S. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company originally had closed all of its stores outside China in mid-March in response to the pandemic, and was among the first retailers to close stores at the time.

The new re-closures will affect stores in areas such as Los Angeles, and will also include the closing of the two Florida stores that had remained open, CNBC reported. Other states with impacted Apple stores include Georgia, Nevada, Idaho, Louisiana, Alabama and Oklahoma, according to the report.

The move is being made out of "an abundance of caution" in response to "current COVID-19 conditions" in certain communities, an Apple spokesperson said, according to CNBC. Apple did not respond to a CRN request for comment.

On June 19, Bloomberg reported that Apple would temporarily close 11 stores in states including Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona. Apple has also closed stores in states including Texas and Utah, CNBC reported.

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