It's to protect the health of staff and customers.
A Midlands businessman says it's with a very heavy heart that he's decided to close his three clothing stores due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Anthony Kearns and his wife wife Kara say they've made the tough decision to close Guy Clothing and Kode - in Tullamore and Athlone -until further notice.
They employ over 26 staff.
Doors will close from 6pm today in order to protect the health of their staff and customers.
A number of restaurants and cafes in the midlands are also deciding to shut until further notice.