China: Ikea shuts all outlets in mainland China as coronavirus death toll climbs to 213

Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced on Wednesday it would close all 30 stores it has in China, as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 213 with more than 9,500 people infected across the country as of Friday. The Ikea building and its showroom in Tianhe District, Guangzhou can be seen to be completely deserted in footage shot on Friday. Feng, a disappointed shopper who... Еще lives not near the Ikea store in Tianhe District, Guangzhou says he planned a visit during China's New Year holiday season, «however, Ikea is closed due to the serious disease outbreak which is understandable.» The newly discovered virus, which originated in the now-quarantined central Chinese city of Wuhan, has spread to 23 countries, including Germany, France, Finland Canada and the US, prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring it a global health emergency.

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