What you need to know
- Apple's Oriocenter store in Bergamo, Italy, is set to close this weekend.
- A government decree has forced much of Northern Italy into a shutdown.
- Apple has also restricted employee travel to the region.
Apple's Oriocenter store in Bergamo, Italy is set to close this weekend following a government decree regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
As reported by Apple Insider:
As the report notes, several stores were closed last weekend in a similar move. The tweet at the heart of the story postulates that four Apple stores will have to close as a result of the move, however, no other closures are reflected on Apple's Italian retail store websites, only Bergamo.
4 Apple Store lombardi sono rimasti chiusi lo scorso sabato e domenica https://t.co/Zw232SLCS2, x il 7 e 8 marzo il sito di Apple segnala solo la chiusura di Orio al Serio (BG), però già gli eventi TodayAtApple sono spariti nel nord x tutta la settimana https://t.co/V7YHvchrcS pic.twitter.com/wXiVHuxVaz4 Apple Store lombardi sono rimasti chiusi lo scorso sabato e domenica https://t.co/Zw232SLCS2, x il 7 e 8 marzo il sito di Apple segnala solo la chiusura di Orio al Serio (BG), però già gli eventi TodayAtApple sono spariti nel nord x tutta la settimana https://t.co/V7YHvchrcS pic.twitter.com/wXiVHuxVaz— setteBIT (@setteBIT) March 4, 2020March 4, 2020
The Oriocenter store will close at 22:00 on Friday, March 6, reopening at 09:00 on Monday, March 9.
Apple recently issued a memo to employees restricting travel to Italy, as well as South Korea. From that report:
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