The COVID-19 pandemic means that businesses have to take drastic measures, and Samsung is no different. The manufacturer has announced that it’s temporarily closing all Canadian and US stores in a bid to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Samsung revealed the news on its Canadian and US websites (h/t: Android Central), confirming the temporary store closures as of March 17. Both divisions cited the need to protect employees and customers from COVID-19 in their statements.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the regional arms confirmed that their online stores and service teams will be available. Furthermore, the divisions added that orders will still be fulfilled, so you can buy that Galaxy S20 series phone if you really want it.
There’s no word on when these stores will be re-opened, but this uncertainty is expected given the circumstances. And you can almost certainly expect other tech retailers to temporarily close up shop if they haven’t done so already.
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