Kmart slashes opening hours after two staff diagnosed with coronavirus - some ...

Kmart slashes its opening hours in stores across the country amid fears the entire chain could be shut down under tight 'stage four' restrictions Kmart stores have slashed operating hours to give staff more time to clean Decision comes after two staff in Melbourne were diagnosed with coronavirus The new operating hours will begin from Wednesday April 1 across every state  Kmart could be forced to close if NSW introduces 'stage four' restrictions  Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:38 BST, 31 March 2020 | Updated: 00:39 BST, 1 April 2020

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Kmart stores across Australia have slashed operating hours to give staff more time to clean and fulfill online orders.

The decision was announced to customers late on Tuesday, just hours after two employees in the Chadstone store in Melbourne tested positive for coronavirus.

From Wednesday April 1, Kmart stores in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania will operate from 8am to 8pm on weekdays, and 8am to 5pm on weekends.

In Western Australia and South Australia, stores will open at 11am on Sundays, while Queenslanders will be able to visit stores from 7am during the week and on Saturdays.

On Sundays, Queensland stores will open at 9am.

Kmart operating hours will be reduced from Wednesday, April 1, to give staff more time to properly clean

Kmart operating hours will be reduced from Wednesday, April 1, to give staff more time to properly clean

NEW KMART OPENING HOURS 

NSW:

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm

Saturday: 8am - 5pm

Sunday: 8am - 5pm 

QLD:

Monday - Friday: 7am - 8pm

Saturday: 7am - 5pm

Sunday: 9am - 5pm 

SA:

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm

Saturday: 8am - 5pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm 

WA:

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm

Saturday: 8am - 5pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm 

VIC:

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm

Saturday: 8am - 5pm

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Sunday: 8am - 5pm 

TAS:

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm

Saturday: 8am - 5pm

Sunday: 8am - 5pm 

All existing 24-hour stores will also now trade from 8am to 10pm 

All stores nationwide which once operated 24 hours a day will now be open from 8am to 10pm. 

'We want to play our part, during these uncertain times, to protect our

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