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Santa Monica Apple Store employee tests positive for coronavirus


An Apple Store employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
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An Apple Store employee, who went on leave earlier this month to care for a relative, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Apple and the employee from the Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica learned of the positive test late Thursday, according to reports. The employee has not been back to the store since taking leave on March 2.

Apple moves to blunt coronavirus’s impact on Chinese operations


Terry Gou
But there's a definite chance of further delays.
Photo: Foxconn

Apple is bracing itself against a growing coronavirus outbreak, restricting business travel to China and closing one Apple Store as health officials try to contain the deadly virus.

Apple is also trying to gauge the potential disruption to production. Most of the world’s iPhones, as well as other devices, are assembled in China with components coming from a network of nearly 400 suppliers.