Apple reopens Beijing stores with temperature checks, limited hours, crowd control


Beijing’s Apple Stores are open for about half the hours that they are normally, and are subjecting visitors to temperature checks and maximum occupancy limits because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Today Apple reopened all five of its Apple Stores in Beijing, following the closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, the Stores are all operating under new conditions imposed in order to limit possible spreading of the virus.

CNBC Beijing bureau chief Eunice Yoon is tweeting about the reopening, and has revealed that the stores have opened a single entrance each.

She says that customers going through that one entrance are required to undergo temperature checks. Apple is also limiting the number of customers allowed in the stores at any one time.

Each of the stores is now open from 11:00 to 18:00 local time, rather than the pre-outbreak regular hours of 10:00-22:00.

In a related report, CNBC says that the official Beijing Daily is saying that all people returning to Beijing should quarantine themselves for 14 days. Anyone refusing to do so will face unspecified punishment.

Apple’s other stores in mainland China remain closed.

The company continues to be affected by the coronavirus in both its retail and manufacturing work within China

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