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Zara owner Inditex closes stores in Spain due to Coronavirus

Lauretta Roberts
14 March 2020

Zara owner Inditex has temporarily closed stores in Spain in those areas worst affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Spanish retail giant, whose brands also include Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Oysho and Uterque, said stores in areas designated by the Spanish government as the worst-affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including Madrid from today (14 March).

Inditex operates more almost 7,500 stores globally with its home market representing its largest store network with around 1,700 stores.

Earlier this week the company announced that it was implementing remote working at its headquarters in Arteixo, A Coruña.

Spain is the second most affected European country so far, behind Italy, with around 4,231 cases of the virus confirmed and 120 deaths.

All non-essential stores in Italy are currently on mandatory shut-down.

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