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Covid-19: Starbucks closes most cafes in US, Canada, moves to drive-through

Exceptions to the closure would be made for cafes serving in or around hospitals and health care centers

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Starbucks Corp said on Friday it will close most of its company operated cafes across north America for two weeks, limiting its services to drive-throughs, to help stem the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus. "Let's be real. Lattes aren't 'essential'," Rossann Williams, president of U.S. company-operated and Canada businesses, said in a letter. "But in times of crisis, the government asks convenient food and beverage outlets to remain open when possible for pickup, Drive Thru, or delivery." Exceptions to the closure would be made for ...

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First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 14:05 IST