Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Sports Direct vows to keep shops open despite new curbs

Sports Direct has said it will keep its stores open, despite new curbs aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Under new measures announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, all UK shops selling non-essential goods have been ordered to close immediately. Sports Direct said it would remain open "Where possible" as it was "Uniquely well placed to help keep the UK as fit and healthy as possible". Bicycle shops are on the list of retailers that are allowed to stay open during the shutdown. Helen Dickinson, chief executive of retail lobby group the British Retail Consortium, said many shops had already closed temporarily.

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