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- Global cases: More than 3.5 million
- Global deaths: More than 251,000
- Most cases reported: United States (over 1.17 million), Spain (over 218,000), Italy (over 211,900), United Kingdom (over 191,800), France (over 169,500)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:46 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
9:53 am: Apple will re-open stores in Australia this week
Apple confirmed that it will re-open its stores in Australia on Thursday. Stores will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time and service at the Genius Bar — Apple’s tech support station — will be prioritized. Appointments can be booked online starting Tuesday.
Because of social distancing measures, Apple will limit the number of people inside the stores at one time and there could be delays for walk-in visitors. There will also be…