Walmart stores in several states are now reporting that they have received an outbreak of the coronavirus, and Wal-Mart has ordered its stores to close on Friday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak is related to Wal-Marts in Minnesota and Oregon, which are located in the state.
The CDC has reported that more than 1,000 people in Minnesota have tested positive for the coronovirus.
There are no known cases of the disease in the two states.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Protection says there have been two confirmed cases in Oregon.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the coronivirus outbreak began when a person became ill at a Wal-mart in the Minneapolis suburb of East St. Paul.
The store is owned by the Wal-marts company.
A Walmart spokesperson told The Associated Press the company is working with the Minnesota Department to identify those who may have contracted the virus.
The Centers and State Departments of Health said Friday that the Minnesota State Department of Public Health is conducting a testing drive and will be distributing samples of samples of infected people.
The Wisconsin Department of Labor is also investigating the outbreak, saying it’s not clear if workers who were working in Wal-Martin stores in Wisconsin were affected.
A spokesman for Wal- Mart Stores Inc. said Friday the company will suspend sales of all Wal- mart products.
The company is notifying the affected employees and employees of its decision.
Wal-Mart said it’s cooperating with the Centers for Health and Human Services.
In the US, the outbreak started at a Walmart in Oregon and spread to two Wal- marts in New Jersey and the state of Connecticut.
A Wal- store in Texas also tested positive.
Walmart said in a statement that it is working to determine who was at the two stores and who was exposed.
WalMart said in the statement that the company has ordered that its stores close Friday.
The state of California, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania are also reporting that the coronvirus has been detected in at least four states.
The US Food and Drug Administration said it has notified the states that it will be monitoring the outbreak.
A Wal- Store in the United Kingdom said it will not open on Friday because of the virus outbreak.
Walton Farms, a division of Wal- Martin, said it is testing samples of workers in Walmarts in the US and UK.
Walons in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are also testing.