In a statement shared with CNN, Beth Ze of the Ikea China Communications Department said that stores will be closed until further notice.
“The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia touches everyone's heart. IKEA China has been continuously and closely monitoring the epidemic situation of Coronavirus 2019 n-CoV. IKEA always care the health and safety of our customers and co-workers”, the statement said.
It ends by saying “we encourage people to stay at home, the most important and safe place in the world."
Ikea had closed some of their operations in China earlier in the week.