T Galleria by DFS closes Hong Kong stores due to coronavirus concerns
Two of the four T Galleria by DFS stores in Hong Kong have been closed indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns.
“To protect our employees and customers in the current environment, we are temporarily closing T Galleria by DFS Tsim Sha Tsui East and T Galleria Beauty by DFS Moko,” the LVMH-owned company said in a message posted on its website during the weekend.
“We have no cases of coronavirus in any of our stores and we continue to take all necessary precautions to keep our stores hygienic and safe for all.”
The company said its T Galleria by DFS Canton Road store and T Galleria Beauty by DFS in Causeway Bay are continuing to trade as usual and the company’s online store remained open.
“We look forward to reopening as soon as possible.”
Last week luxury brand Fendi closed one of its stores for disinfecting after reports a person infected with coronavirus had visited.
Japanese homewares and apparel brand Muji also closed one of its stores – at Lee Garden in Causeway Bay – over the weekend for disinfecting, the company saying it planned to reopen on Monday.
As at 1pm ICT on Sunday, there were 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in Hong Kong, with one fatality.
However the number of confirmed recoveries is growing and the mortality rate remains at approximately 2.1 per cent, leaving a likelihood of survival at about 98 per cent, even greater if the patient has no pre-existing respiratory conditions.