Furniture dealer Ikea will close all 53 of its stores in Germany from Tuesday in order to protect employees and inhibit the spread of coronavirus, the company confirmed in a statement sent to CNN.
“Current developments worldwide show that the situation can change on a daily basis. In this challenging situation, it is our aim to always act calmly and prudently and to live up to our responsibility as a large retailer. For this reason, we are closing all 53 furniture stores in Germany from today,” reads the statement.
“IKEA is currently working on concepts for how customers can continue to be served as best as possible under the changed framework conditions. Online orders and deliveries are always possible without restrictions.”