(*53*) closes all 53 retail stores in California and many others across the U.S, Europe, and other countries

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(*53*) has quickly closed all retail stores in California and many extra across the US, Mexico, and Brazil. The firm can be set to shut greater than a dozen stores at totally different areas in the UK, based on The Verge.

“We’re temporarily closing soon, but are currently open for pickup of existing online orders, previously scheduled in-store Genius Support appointments and previously reserved one-on-one shopping sessions with a Specialist made through Tuesday, December 22”, (*53*) wrote in its website for the affected CA stores.

Last week, (*53*) closed many stores in Germany and the Netherlands. A fifth of the firm’s areas worldwide are actually closed, and many extra to be shut down quickly, based on the report.

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(*53*) attributed the closure to the surge in coronavirus circumstances.

“Due to current Covid-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” the firm told Bloomberg.

More Californians are dying from coronavirus now than at any other level in the pandemic. CDC data on Saturday confirmed that California had a complete of 1,807,982 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus as of December 19.

In the final week, a complete of 1,500 Californians misplaced their lives to the lethal virus, based on knowledge compiled by The New York Times. Death tolls reported by California on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday have been 295, 394, 288 and 265, respectively, making them the deadliest days the state has seen since the starting of the pandemic.

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For the first time since the pandemic, California activated its emergency alert system in the SF Bay Area yesterday, sending a stern message straight to each telephone to assist folks perceive {that a} stay-at-home order is now in impact.