Through an official statement, Xiaomi announced that as of tomorrow, all of its physical stores in China will be closed to the public. In the same statement, they reveal that the stores should reopen on February 3, but this date may be changed in the meantime.
According to the brand's communication, this general closure of its official stores will serve to enable them to focus all their attention and human resources on combating and preventing the deadly Coronavirus that is devastating China.
Xiaomi wants to make a difference in fighting the new virus
After making a donation of around 4 million euros to help fight the Coronavirus, the brand decided to close all its physical stores so that it can further support the fight against this terrible virus.
Despite the closure of its stores, the brand stressed that anyone who wants to buy a smartphone or gadget should visit their online store. Even though they have promised that all online purchases will continue to proceed normally, remember that with the festive season, there may be some delays in the delivery of products.
Coronavirus could become a global threat
After the first case was registered on December 31 in Wuhan (China), the virus continues to gain ground within China and spread to neighboring countries. With the passing of the new Chinese year, many people returned to their homeland, and their return to the countries where they are emigrated is a matter of great concern.
Currently, the UK's government is in talks with the UK's embassy in Beijing to study the best way to bring back some UK's who are in Wuhan. Contrary to what happens with other European countries and the United States, the number of UK's in Wuhan is quite small (between 10 to 14 people).
If you want to follow the evolution of the Coronavirus step by step, you can visit this page, where you will find detailed information about its evolution, number of cases, deaths and recoveries. It currently has more than 2,800 people infected, 81 dead and 59 cured.
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