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Walmart changes operating hours to 'better support' customers amid coronavirus outbreak

The operating hour change goes into effect Sunday, March 15.
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TEXAS, USA — Walmart is the latest store to announce that they will change their normal hours of operation amid concerns of the coronavirus. 

Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice, according to a release from Walmart. The change takes effect Sunday, March 15.

"This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing," Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dacona Smith said. 

Stores that already operate under reduced hours will keep those hours of operation. 

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