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Walmart temporarily limits ‘non-business critical travel’ to China

(Reuters) – Walmart Inc <WMT.N>, the world’s largest retailer, said it is temporarily limiting “non-business critical travel” to China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“(Walmart is) temporarily limiting all non-business critical travel to, from, and within mainland China, and conducting all planned meetings virtually”, Walmart International Chief Executive Judith McKenna said in a note on Friday.

Originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the flu-like virus has resulted in over 250 deaths in China thus far.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru)