Apple is preparing to reopen more retail stores as the spread of the outbreak of new crown pneumonia is brought under control, and three of its Apple stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are expected to reopen on June 8,media reported. The new coronapneumonia pandemic has forced Apple to close nearly all of its Apple stores around the world to reduce the spread of the virus.
Apple’s latest focus has turned to the UNITED Arab Emirates as part of a continuing plan to open its retail business to consumers.
Apple will reopen its three stores in Dubai Mall, Emirates and Yas Mall on June 8, according to Khaleej Times. While each mall has its own business hours and security precautions, Apple’s three retail stores are set to open from 11 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Like other stores, the three stores will open with a series of new measures to prevent further spread of the virus. Customers will be asked about health issues before entering the store, and they will need to wear masks, although the clerks certainly do. At the same time, customers may have to wait outside the store to enter the store due to the limited number of people entering the store each time.
So far, 136 of Apple’s 271 stores in the U.S. have reopened, while 142 of its 239 stores in other parts of the world have opened. After Monday, only seven of the countries with Apple retail stores had yet to reopen, including 20 in France and 38 in the UK.