Swedish furniture giant IKEA closed 30 of its branches in China as the coronavirus outbreak continues in the country. 

Releasing a statement, the company underlined that the closure was temporary and that its 14,000 employees were asked to remain home with paid leave until further notice.

Reportedly spreading to every province in China, the coronavirus originated in the city of Wuhan and has caused at least 170 deaths in China, while over 7,700 others were infected

IKEA on Wednesday announced that it was closing almost half of its branches in China, including Wuhan, and shortening working hours.

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