Greggs to close all stores in effort to tackle spread of coronavirus

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Greggs has announced that it will close all of its stores in an effort to tackle the spread of coronavirus across the UK.

The popular bakers has confirmed that it will close its shops from the end of business on Tuesday, March 24.

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It comes as cafes, restaurants, gyms and leisure facilities across the UK have closed their doors to the public amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Greggs, Chester Road, Sunderland.Greggs, Chester Road, Sunderland.
Greggs, Chester Road, Sunderland.

PM Boris Johnson enforced the closure of such businesses on March 20 in an effort to slow down the spread of the illness to help the NHS cope during this unprecedented time.

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However under such measures takeaway services are still able to operate, as of 9am on March 23.

Other businesses across the region have also faced the difficult decision to close for the moment in a bid to protect staff and customers.