July 13, 2020 / 8:11 PM / a month ago

Apple says full return to offices not until the end of the year: Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: Employees wearing face masks stand outside the Apple store at the Destiny USA mall during the reopening, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions are eased, in Syracuse, New York, U.S., July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Maranie Staab

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has told its staff that a full return to U.S. offices will not occur before the end of the year, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing an internal video message.

The company is also pushing staff to work remotely as the virus forces the company to shut some of its stores again, the report added. (bloom.bg/38TcySQ)

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 3.3 million people in the United States so far, has led to strict lockdowns and changed the way businesses function, with work from home emerging as the new norm.

Reporting by Neha Malara; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.

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