Waterstones Is Closing All Of Its Stores By The End Of Today

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Waterstones Is Closing All Of Its Stores By The End Of Today
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Major book retailer Waterstones has announced it will close all 283 branches by the end of trade today (Monday 23 March).

In a tweet, the book retailer — which has almost 50 London stores, including its flagship on Piccadilly — said that it will temporarily shut its doors "to help prevent spread of the Coronavirus, and to protect the wellbeing of our customers and staff."

Though the government announced last Friday the immediate closure of restaurants, pubs and gyms, retailers were not explicitly included in the shutdown. Many — including Harrods, Selfridges, John Lewis and Primark — have already made the decision to close their stores for the time being.

Over the weekend, one Waterstones employee claimed to be working in ones of its branches without hand sanitiser, disinfectant or gloves.

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Last Updated 23 March 2020

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