Anavila closes flagship store amid coronavirus concern
Womenswear brand Anavila decided to temporarily close down its flagship store in Mumbai on March 18, as a measure against the spread of coronavirus in Maharashtra.
“From tomorrow our store will be closed for a few weeks,” Anavila announced on Facebook.
“Given that social distancing is the only way we can prevent coronavirus from spreading further, it is imperative that we take this decision. Safety of our staff and customers is a priority to us.Our website will continue as usual and orders received will be services. We will open the doors of out store when it is safe for the larger community to be in touch with each other," added the brand.
The closure follows the brand’s recent interactive art event, where guests joined Anavila to create textile art pieces and view the brand’s spring/summer 2020 collection in Mumbai.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India. As of Thursday, there 47 confirmed coronavirus cases. The total number in India stands at 171, as of Wednesday.
The Union Government has taken steps to stop the spread of the virus such as closing the Indian border. State governments have imposed their own measures on businesses and malls are under lockdown in states including Haryana.
No mandatory closures of stores have yet been enforced in the country but some businesses are deciding to do so themselves.
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