Microsoft -A few days ago, Apple announced the closure of all its stores around the world – except China –
Because of the spread of the Coronavirus and the application of social spacing measures, today Microsoft announced the same thing.
Microsoft sent a letter to its customers informing them that it would close all its stores
To help protect the health
and the safety of customers and employees.
Its online store remains available to order.
The company did not say when the stores would reopen
But it will continue to pay the salaries of its store employees as usual,
while Apple will continue to close until March 27.
According to our data Microsoft
Microsoft has 116 official stores in 4 countries around the world
Its decision comes in light of US government guidelines that prevent the presence of human gatherings of more than 10 people in one place.
And American technology companies published a joint statement expressing joint cooperation to respond to COVID-19
Due to coronavirus
The data included companies Microsoft, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube.
The Corona Virus crisis continues to date, which affects daily lives in many parts of the world
And concentrated in the Chinese province of Hubei the origin of the epidemic
The virus has affected whole life in large areas of the Chinese mainland, reflecting its shadow over the economic movement
This causes a deficit in supplying a large number of companies with the main components and products for the requirements of their production cycle, especially technical companies
Therefore, a number of these companies are expected to face losses during the coming period
Microsoft was one of the first companies to ask employees to work from home as the COVID-19 disease began spreading in the Seattle area. Two employees tested positive on March 6. The company employs nearly 54,000 people in the Seattle region, most of them at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash.
The company last week moved its Build developer event in Seattle to an online-only event. Washington state has banned gatherings of more than 50 people.
fell 14 percent Monday.
A survey from RBC showed that Microsoft businesses such as Azure,
Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams could help the tech giant weather impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apple Inc. will close all its retail stores outside Greater China, a dramatic example of how companies are clamping down on business activity to slow the spread of the coronavirus to their employees and customers.
Apple said the stores would be closed until March 27 in light of the worsening spread of the virus, which according to figures from Johns Hopkins University has killed 5,429 and infected 145,369.
Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores indefinitely due to novel coronavirus health concerns.
The company operates over a hundred
such stores all over the world,Microsoft
including a flagship location in New York City.
Apple previously said it would keep all stores outside of China closed until March 27, but a banner that appeared on the company’s website on Tuesday said the stores are closed “until further notice,” suggesting longer closures.