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Nike closing stores worldwide due to COVID-19 virus

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Nike announced on Sunday that it will close its stores in the United States and other countries in an effort to limit the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus.

“The well-being of our teammates and consumers is our top priority so we have decided to close our stores in multiple countries around the world including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” a spokesperson for the sportswear company confirmed to The Hill on Sunday morning.

The closures are set to begin Monday and continue until March 27. The company added that customers will still be able to purchase from its online site and shopping apps, like SNKRS

The Nike representative said the company will also be taking additional steps in other facilities, “including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates.”