Apple today confirmed that about half of the company's Italian stores will reopen from May 19.
Apple has previously published and withdrawn details of the reopening of some Italian stores.
Local Italian publication & # 39; La Repubblica & # 39 ;, 10 stores are reopened. So far it has been confirmed that Florence, Eastern Rome and Sicily will also be reopened. However, the Piazza Liberty store in Lyon and Milan is still closed.
"La Repubblica" cited an Apple press release. The latter introduced the new business hours and health practices of these businesses. Apple previously issued a notice of opening stores in several countries, including Austria.
“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to some of our stores in Italy next Tuesday. In a situation where many work and study from home, we look forward to providing the service and support they need. "
Apple also wrote in this statement:" Our social distancing protocol means a limited number of visitors to the store at a time. This can create expectations for customers. Our thoughts are aimed at everyone affected by COVID-19 and those who work 24 hours a day to treat, study and curb its spread. “
Before Apple reopened some stores in Italy, the company took similar measures in Austria and Switzerland and reopened certain stores in the United States.
Like all regions outside of China, Apple’s Italian store was closed on March 12. It was done to control the spread of the new corona virus. This means that these stores have been closed for almost 10 weeks at the time of their reopening on May 19.