Covid19 Continues To Impact Businesses, Apple Inc Stores Close Down Due to Rise in Infections

Covid19 Continues To Impact Businesses, Apple Inc Stores Close Down Due to Rise in Infections

  • Businesses continue to be affected by the pandemic caused by the coronavirus and Apple Inc has not been left unscathed
  • The popular cellphone manufacturing company had no choice but shut down a few of its stores in New York City citing an increasing number of infections
  • In an effort to curb a rise in infections, Apple Inc has made it compulsory for individuals accessing their stores to wear masks

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NEW YORK - While Covid19 cases are decreasing in South Africa, other countries across the globe are seeing a surge in cases and it is affecting how businesses function.

As the Omicron variant sweeps across the United States of America, Apple Inc had no choice but to temporarily close down a dozen stores located in New York City.

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Apple stores, closed, New York City, Covid-19 concerns, rise in infections, Soho, Grand Central, Fifth Avenue
Apple stores in affluent New York City stores are temporarily closed due to Covid19 infections. Image: Victor J. Blue
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According to TimesLIVE, the decision was made in regard to the increasing number of Covid19 cases at some of their stores. The stores that are closed down include those located in Grand Central, Soho and Fifth Avenue.

Earlier this year, Apple Inc saw a high number of infections in stores located in the US and Canada, as a result, the company made wearing a mask in stores a requirement for both employees and customers.

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Many other companies around the world are also introducing stricter Covid19 protocols to ensure that Covid19 cases do not surge in the workplace.

According to Reuters, Apple fans are still allowed to make online purchases for their favourite gadgets and will be able to pick them up from the stores that are temporarily closed down.

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Higher Premiums for unvaccinated clients, warns Discovery Life

Briefly News previously reported that Discovery Life has warned its clientele that they could possibly pay higher premiums if they refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine.

The company stated that it would be implementing new policies and that refusing to be vaccinated is treated now in the same way that smoking or lifestyle disorders like diabetes are, with a higher premium, according to a report by The South African. This would mostly affect clients with new policies.

The company did however state that premiums would be adjusted or lowered should a client decide to get the Covid-19 vaccine at a later stage.

Source: Briefly News

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