March 18, 2020 / 7:20 PM / 16 days ago

Simon Property to close all malls, retail outlets as coronavirus spreads

March 18 (Reuters) - Simon Property Group Inc, the biggest mall operator in the United States, said on Wednesday it would temporarily close all its retail properties, including the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and The Galleria in Houston, Texas, to tackle the fast-spreading coronavirus.

“We are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” Chief Executive Officer David Simon said in a statement.

The stores will be closed till March 29, the company said.

Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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