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Apple says that the re-opening of all of the branded retail stores in China

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. the logo can be seen hanging at the entrance of the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.(O) for the re-opening of all 42 of its branded stores in China on Friday, a spokesman for the company said, more than a month after they were shut down in the wake of the corona virus outbreak.

The iPhone-maker’s Chinese website and the opening hours of all shops, which will be between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., local time. The site had previously been an advisory to say not all of the stores were open.

Apple had already announced the shuttering of its branded stores in the beginning of the end of February.

China is placed in the pavement on the road and asked residents to avoid public places at the end of January, just before the Lunar New Year festival, a major gift-giving holidays. These limitations were largely to take place through most of the month of February.

The company was sold for less than half-a-million iPhones in China in February, the government data showed on Monday, as the time cut in half, demand for smartphones and tablets.

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru, Brenda Goh in Shanghai; and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Subhranshu Sahu

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