Apple has incidentally closed down the entirety of its stores in territory China through Feb. 9, the organization said on Saturday.

The tech goliath said in an announcement on Saturday: “Our thoughts are with the people most immediately affected by the Coronavirus and with those working around the clock to study and contain it.”

“Out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest advice from leading health experts, we’re closing all our corporate offices, stores and contact centers in mainland China through February 9,” it said.

Apple’s online store in China will remain open, as indicated by the announcement.

It added that it will keep on observing the circumstance, and re-open its stores “as soon as possible.”

Apple does most of its assembling in China, and thinks of it as a key market. It transported 3.2 million iPhones in China through December, as per CNBC estimations utilizing government information, and that figure was up from 2.7 million units delivered in December 2018.

China is a key development zone for Apple, which has battled against minimal effort telephone creators that sell Android telephones.

Apple had hit a record high on Wednesday in the wake of garnish profit and deals appraises in its ongoing quarter.

Its income was up 9% to $91.8 billion, which beat its own direction, and profit were incompletely fueled by iPhone income, which was up 8% on the quality of new iPhone models to $55.96 billion.

President Tim Cook said that Apple’s “Greater China” fragment, which additionally incorporates Taiwan and Hong Kong, had come back to development in the quarter, which finished in December.

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