Coronavirus: Debenhams to reopen 50 stores from June 15

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Embattled department store chain Debenhams has announced it will reopen 50 stores across England on June 15, following the closure of its estate due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The first stores to reopen across the Debenhams estate, however, will be in Northern Ireland, with sites in Belfast, Newry and Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon, to reopen on June 8.

Debenhams had announced that it would be reopening 90 branches as restrictions around non-essential retail begin to lift, but the retailer plans to reopen the rest of its portfolio later in the week beginning June 15.

Meanwhile, its stores in both Scotland and Wales will remain closed until government restrictions in those regions change.

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