Ikea India Temporarily Closes Outlet In Hyderabad On Covid-19 Concerns
Employees push shopping carts through an Ikea AB store in Samut Prakan, Thailand. (Photographer: Nicolas Axelrod/Bloomberg)

Ikea India Temporarily Closes Outlet In Hyderabad On Covid-19 Concerns

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Ikea India will be temporarily closing its outlet in Hyderabad from Saturday to implement additional safety measures in view of current Covid-19 pandemic, the Swedish furniture maker said on Friday.

"In light of the current Covid-19 situation, we are temporarily closing IKEA Hyderabad store to implement additional safety measures," Ikea tweeted.

The company also sent mails to customers about the temporary closure of the outlet without mentioning when it will reopen.

The company officials were not available for comment.

"In the light of the current Covid-19 situation and to strengthen the safety and well-being of our customers and co- workers, we want to take all our experiences and learnings during the last weeks to further build a safer and an even better shopping experience in our store," the mail read,

"In order to do this in a responsible way we will temporarily close IKEA Hyderabad store for our customers from July 18. We are aiming to re-open soon, to meet all our customers even stronger and in an inspiring manner," it added.

The mail further said its online store, however, will continue to remain open for shoppers.

The store recently said it started offering the Click & Collect service for free during the period that the store remains closed.

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