On Monday night, Microsoft tweeted that it had decided to shut down the offline Microsoft Store worldwide because of the impact of the new corona virus outbreak. This adjustment will take effect immediately and the time of re-opening shall be announced. Microsoft recommends that customers who may have this impact visit Microsoft.com for online support.
“All Microsoft Stores are currently closed due to health concerns raised by COVID-19 and will reopen at a further notice,” Microsoft tweeted. We know that families, telecommuting people, and businesses are under tremendous pressure, and we are still providing online services to you on microsoft.com. “
Two days ago, Apple announced the closure of all Apple Stores except the Chinese market, a move that was not surprising. Microsoft also announced last week that it would cancel its annual Build 2020 developer conference and switch to “live online” events.