Microsoft closes retail stores amid the proliferation of COVID-19

Microsoft is closing all retail stores indefinitely because of new health concerns about the corona virus. The company operates over a hundred such stores worldwide, including a flagship in New York City.

“We know that families, remote workers and businesses are currently under unique pressure and we are still here to serve you online at microsoft.com,” the company wrote on Twitter on Monday night, announcing the closure.

Microsoft said the closings will take effect immediately. The enterprise joins several large retailers in the closing of shops in the midst of the outbreak.

Apple had previously announced it would keep all businesses outside of China closed until March 27, but a banner that appeared on it The company’s website said Tuesday that stores are closed “until further notice”, which indicates longer closings.

On Analyst survey on Monday showed that Microsoft could survive the outbreak Many companies are expected to cut spending and delay business due to three key businesses: the Azure cloud, Skype for Business, and Microsoft teams.

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