March 19, 2020 / 6:57 PM / 12 days ago

H&M issues notice of temporary lay-offs to 2,000 staff in Norway: DN

FILE PHOTO: H&M shop is seen in the Oslo City shopping center in Oslo, Norway, June 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

OSLO (Reuters) - Swedish retailer H&M (HMb.ST) has sent notice of temporary lay-offs to 2,000 employees in Norway due to the coronavirus outbreak, Norwegian business daily Dagens Naeringsliv reported on Thursday, citing the head of the Norwegian business.

H&M was not planning to close stores in the two country, it added.

H&M was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Gwladys Fouche and Anna Ringstrom, editing by Terje Solsvik

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