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Apple Closes Swath of Retail Stores In New York Amid City’s COVID-19 Surge

In addition to closures in New York, Apple has also shut down stores in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Texas, Georgia and Florida, the outlet added.
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The Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship. Photo: Gerard Bottino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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Apple has closed 16 of its stores in New York as the city sees a significant uptick in COVID-19 infections. 

During the temporary closures, customers will be permitted to place online orders and pick up their items in stores, according to Bloomberg

In addition to closures in New York, Apple has also shut down stores in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Texas, Georgia and Florida, the outlet added.

The closures come as the highly contagious omicron variant has swept across the country, including its significant impact on New York, which was also a hotspot in the early weeks of the pandemic.

As of Monday, New York City had a seven-day average of 14,025 daily cases, compared to its 28-day average of 6,786, data from New York City’s government showed.

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