San Francisco. The technology giant Apple reopened on Monday the last physical stores that remained closed in the country due to the covid-19 pandemic, which meant that, for the first time since last March, all its stores in the country are operational again.
With the opening of the stores in the state of Texas, the 271 stores that the Californian firm has in the country are once again accepting customers in person, although some of them operate under limitations such as, for example, that they can only be visited by appointment. .
Apple closed for the first time all its stores in the world – except in China – on March 14 of last year and since then it has been reopening and closing them intermittently as restrictions and epidemiological indicators progressed in each place.
The country reached 28,609,645 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 513,112 deaths from the covid-19 disease on Monday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
California, the most populous state in the country, is also the hardest hit by the pandemic, with 52,128 deaths, followed by New York (47,615), Texas (43,697), Florida (30,852), Pennsylvania (23,971), New Jersey ( 23,252), Illinois (22,735) and Ohio (17,297).
In parallel, the country has already fully vaccinated (that is, with the two doses in the case of vaccines that require them) to 7.5% of its population and with at least one dose to 15%, according to updated data. from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).