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Coronavirus and clothes: How to handle laundry during pandemic

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We know to practice safe social distancing and frequently wash our hands to protect ourselves and our loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic — but how about our clothes?

Though much remains unknown about the novel COVID-19 virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently states that the viral disease is most frequently transmitted from person to person via respiratory droplets, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes within about six feet of close contacts.

We know to practice safe social distancing and frequently wash our hands to protect ourselves and our loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic – but how about our clothes?

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Clothes shop straddling Dutch-Belgian border half-closed by coronavirus

A clothes shop straddling the Dutch-Belgian border found itself half-open and half-shut as the two countries pursued different policies to contain the coronavirus pandemic

The Zeeman store in Dutch Baarle-Nassau, where the border splits streets in half, divided its shop with tape and kept the Dutch side open after Belgium closed all non-essential shops to fight the spread of the virus. 

Dutch shoppers were unable to buy underwear, for example, because the pants and knickers were kept in Baarle-Hertog, on the Belgian side of the border. 

The Netherlands has not closed all non-essential shops but requires them to enforce

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Coronavirus effects on the evolving retail industry

As operator of one of the country’s biggest liquidators, Bryant Riley has profited from what’s been called the retail apocalypse — the destruction of shops and big chains largely because of competition from online upstarts.

In retrospect, the term might have been thrown about a bit loosely over the last decade considering what’s happening today: the sudden and indefinite closure of countless stores across the nation and the likelihood that many will not reopen.

“Nobody planned for a zero-revenue scenario,” said Riley, chairman and co-chief executive of B. Riley Financial, an L.A. company that owns Great American, which liquidated

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Coronavirus: Next details reopening plan amid T-shirt glut

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Next has set out plans to reopen its shops after any easing of lockdown measures.

The fashion retailer will prioritise larger, out-of-town stores, where social distancing can be more easily implemented.

It anticipates that “it will take some time for customers to return to their normal shopping habits.”

As part of its preparations, it is cancelling orders for some products and selecting stock for later in the year.

In a trading statement on Wednesday, it said: “There is no point in not buying coats because we have too many t-shirts!”

The retailer closed its High Street stores

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American Dream New Jersey mall delays opening retail over coronavirus

Workers labor atop lifts on the side of a building construction of an indoor waterpark at the site of the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, Thursday, April 25, 2019, seen from Carlstadt, N.J.

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The American Dream megamall in New Jersey, which has an indoor amusement park and ski slope, is shutting down entirely due to the coronavirus, co-CEOs Don and Mark Ghermezian announced Friday. 

This also means they will be pushing back the long-awaited opening of retail shops, including Zara and H&M, and the world’s first DreamWorks Animation Water Park, which were both set to

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