Coronavirus case causes Nike to temporarily close European headquarters

Roughly 2,000 Nike employees from 80 countries work at the site

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nike’s European headquarters in the Netherlands will be closed on Monday and Tuesday after an employee was infected with the coronavirus.

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Dutch news agency ANP, citing an internal email, reported overnight that the office in Hilversum would be disinfected. The employee was staying home in isolation for 14 days, it said.

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“The place is on lockdown,” a security guard at the location told Reuters.

Roughly 2,000 Nike employees from 80 countries work at the site.

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Dutch health authorities have reported 10 coronavirus infections since Feb. 28.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Kim Coghill and Edmund Blai

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