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Apple closes all New York stores to browsing as Omicron cases surge




“We regularly monitor conditions and adjust both our health measures and in-store services to support the well-being of customers and employees,” the company said in a statement.

Two weeks ago, apple (AAPL) once again he began to require anyone within his Retail stores in the United States to wear a mask as concerns grow over the increase in Covid-19 cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Apple also temporarily closed stores in Florida, Maryland and Canada due to the virus.
New York is in the midst of a major Covid-19 outbreak, forcing it transportation system to announce Monday that there will be fewer trains running this week. The MTA said it does not have enough staff to keep the service running at full capacity.
New York State broke a one-day record of new Covid-19 cases on Christmas Eve, beating 49,708, according to the governor’s office. The number of new cases of Covid-19 in New York City has skyrocketed by more than 600% in the last two weeks. 17,334 Monday. But Mayor Bill de Blasio said he believed the number of positive cases “will peak very soon”.

– Kate Trafecante of CNN contributed to this report.