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Michael Kors, Reiss and IKEA shut shops across UK amid the coronavirus

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London's iconic Harrods has become the latest High Street victim of the coronavirus crisis as it will shut its doors to try to stem the outbreak.

The glamorous department store in Knightsbridge will temporarily close from 7pm in a move which shadows Selfridges on Oxford Street.

Retail giant Ikea as well as designer chains Michael Kors, Reiss and Abercrombie & Fitch have also shut as UK deaths from the virus hit 144.

Harrods' Managing Director Michael Ward said: 'The welfare of our community of colleagues, customers and partners has been our absolute priority throughout this time of uncertainty.

'With this in mind, Virginia furniture installers we have made the very difficult decision to close our doors from 7pm, Friday 20th March.'

London's iconic Harrods (pictured) and Selfridges are the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis as they were forced to shut their doors to try to stem the outbreak

The Selfridges Oxford Street store has been closed as the coronavirus chaos hits the High Street

The High Street has taken a battering as the deadly coronavirus tightens its grip on Britain. Stores across the country are closing to stop the spread of the killer bug