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South Africa's Clicks drug chain 21-weeks sales soar, to close Musica

A man walks past a closed branch of South African drug retailer Clicks in Cape Town, South Africa, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African drugstore chain Clicks Group said on Thursday group turnover rose by 7.8% in the 21-weeks ended Jan. 24 and it has decided to close its entertainment business Musica with effect from May 31.

Group turnover rose to 14.6 billion rand ($955.24 million), as customers focused on preventative healthcare to boost their resistance levels with immunity-building vitamins and supplements.

($1 = 15.2841 rand)

Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Promit Mukherjee

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