Nike temporarily closes European headquarters due to coronavirus

Reuters

Posted at Mar 02 2020 03:38 PM

Nike temporarily closes European headquarters due to coronavirus 1
General view of athletes wearing the Nike Vaporfly shoe during a race in Dubai, UAE. Nike will temporarily close its European headquarters in Amsterdam for 2 days following confirmed cases of coronavirus infection. Christopher Pike, Reuters/file

AMSTERDAM -- Nike's European headquarters in the Netherlands will be closed on Monday and Tuesday after an employee was infected with the coronavirus, Dutch news agency ANP said.

Citing an internal email, ANP reported overnight that the office in Hilversum would be disinfected. The employee was staying home in isolation for 14 days, it said.

"The place is on lockdown," a security guard at the location told Reuters.

Roughly 2,000 Nike employees from 80 countries work at the site.

Dutch health authorities have reported 10 coronavirus infections since Feb. 28.