Walmart cuts hours to allow for stocking, sanitizing shelves amid coronavirus concerns 

Walmart cuts hours to allow for sanitizing shelves, stocking amid coronavirus concerns

The world’s largest retailer slashed hours amid fears of the coronavirus, company officials said Saturday.

Walmart will begin closing stores at 11 p.m. Sunday, CNN reported. Neighborhood Market grocery stores will be openfrom 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“This will help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” company officials said.

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK, - MARCH 14: As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, stores like Walmart had problems keeping up with the high demand for paper goods leading to empty shelves on March 14, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK, - MARCH 14: As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, stores like Walmart had problems keeping up with the high demand for paper goods leading to empty shelves on March 14, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Al Bello/Getty Images)