Which shops have shut due to Coronavirus? Stores including Primark and McDonalds close UK branches
23 March 2020, 14:40 | Updated: 23 March 2020, 17:21
What shops and food chains are closed due to coronavirus? Primark, McDonalds and Nandos announce closures.
With Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordering the nation to stay indoors as the Coronavirus continues to spread, many stores across the country have been closing their doors.
Over the weekend, a spate of UK shops announced they would be temporarily shutting down, including McDonald's, Costa Coffee and Nando's.
A spokesperson for Costa Coffee said yesterday: "Our number one priority is the safety of our store teams and customers.
"As the need to support social distancing increases, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our stores from this evening, Monday 23 March."
While Nando's announced it would be closing all it’s 400 UK stores "until further notice."
"The health and safety of our customers and team is our highest priority,” the chain wrote on Twitter.
"We have decided that the best course of action right now is to temporarily close our restaurants until further notice.
"We will keep you updated on our channels. We'll see you soon. Lots of love, Nando's x."
But what shops have shut due to Coronavirus so far and when will they be open again? Here’s the full list…
What shops have shut due to Coronavirus so far?
Pret A Manger
To keep everyone as safe as possible we’ve made the difficult decision to close all of our shops on Tuesday 24th March. Read our full statement below: pic.twitter.com/de0QNBHkFT— Greggs (@GreggsOfficial) March 23, 2020
The Body Shop
When will the shops reopen?
There is no word from any of the retailers as to how long they will be closed.
In positive news, Chinese authorities have been lifting social distancing measures, as cases of coronavirus in the country appear to be slowing down.
Officials in Wuhan are allowing supermarkets and retail businesses to open between 8am and 6pm in they are in an area with no confirmed or suspected cases.