Coronavirus Epidemic forces Xiaomi to shut down offline stores across China


The situation with the Coronavirus Epidemic in China is getting alarming by the days. The new virus already killed 81 in China and seems to be spreading across the Globe. In light of the recent victims, OMS has determined that Coronavirus is a “Global Risk”. The Chinese government is fighting to discover more about the virus and to treat patients affected by the disease. Local Smartphone companies such as Xiaomi and Huawei announced measures to help the government to deal with the new virus. Now, Xiaomi announced that it will be shutting down its offline stores scattered across various cities in China.

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The closure will become effective from January 29. According to the statement, stores will reopen on Monday, February 3. This was contained is a press release by the tech giant earlier today. Xiaomi states that the measure is necessary to assist the epidemic prevention and control work in China. After all, the Coronavirus outbreak is currently a gigantic problem in China. There are still not many answers about the ways the virus is using to spread from people. So, it’s better to do the possible to avoid direct contact with infected people. After all, recent reports indicate that the virus can infect people before the symptoms appear.

You can check Xiaomi’s press release below:

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“Affected by the epidemic situation, in order to cooperate with governments at all levels to do a good job in epidemic prevention, to comprehensively and actively respond to national policies and measures, and also for the health of your family and friends around us, we carefully decided:

1. The Xiaomi House nationwide will be closed from January 28, 2020 (the fourth day) to February 2, 2020 (the ninth day). It will resume operations on February 3, 2020 (the 10th day), and it will be notified separately if there is any adjustment.

2. If you need to purchase products, please purchase them on Xiaomi’s official website or Xiaomi Mall app. The logistics will be delivered normally. Due to the holidays, the logistics aging will be delayed. Please forgive me.

3. If you need after-sales service, please dial 4001005678. Xiaomi will provide free postal service after the sale.”

According to official reports, almost 2,800 cases have been confirmed across China. The government has also placed 15 cities with a combined population of over 57 million people under full or partial lockdown. Wuhan has been effectively quarantined with major flights and long-distance transport systems suspended for an undetermined time. Some Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the US, Thailand, and Japan. The new epidemic appeared just a few days before the Chinese New Year event, which has forced the country to suspend the festivities to avoid further spreading of the virus.

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