According to the company, this country has made significant progress in the fight against the epidemic and the current situation allows the opening of outlets.
According to Bloomberg, the Apple Store located in Seoul will resume its activities in the near future. The company had already reopened all of its 42 stores across mainland China last month. Now the time has come for neighboring countries.
South Korea has shown significant progress in the fight against coronavirus, according to Apple. The country, which has a population of over 51 million, has just over 10,500 confirmed cases and just 229 deaths, according to a statement received by the publisher from the company.
However, the store will still work with some reservations. In particular, its hours of operation will be reduced and more attention will be paid not to sales, but to user support. At the same time, Apple encourages users to continue to give preference to online purchases rather than visiting physical stores.
The company previously said it was considering gradually reopening stores in the US as the situation improves. But so far, no plans have been presented on this issue. At a virtual meeting with Apple corporate staff on Thursday April 16th, CEO Tim Cook said the company's management does not yet know when employees will be able to return to the offices. But when this becomes possible, it is likely that all possible measures of social distancing and prevention of the spread of the disease will be in place, such as temperature measurements.