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Some retailers are reducing hours, Nike and Apple have decided to close their U.S. stores for the rest of the month in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

It’s a move that many anticipated was coming from retail businesses and it appears these two major brands are the first to do it. Nike’s closures, which were announced Saturday, extend to Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand starting Monday and are scheduled to end March 27, according to ABCnews.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that Apple is taking lessons from how it handled the outbreak in China and will also be shutting down stores until March 27, if not longer.

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ While some retailers and chains are reducing hours, #Nike and #Apple have decided to close their U.S. stores for the rest of the month in the wake of the #coronavirus outbreak. ___ It’s a move that many anticipated was coming from retail businesses and it seems these two major brands are the first to do it. Nike’s closures, which were announced Saturday, extend to Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand starting Monday and are scheduled to end March 27th, according to @abcnews. ___ Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement that Apple is taking lessons from how it handled the outbreak in China and will also be shutting down stores until March 27th. ___ "One of those lessons is that the most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’ transmission is to-click the link in our bio to read more. 📸: @gettyimages

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