More retailers decided to shutter their doors Wednesday as efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak ramped up.

Ikea Canada announced it's temporarily closing its 14 stores in the country as a precautionary measure.

Roots Canada says it would do the same with its 115 Canadian stores starting today and ending March 31, when the clothing retailer plans to re-evaluate its decision.

L'Oreal Canada also announced it would close its stores.

Sportscene Group says it would close about a quarter of its restaurants, namely 13 La Cage - Brasserie sportive restaurants and the Moishes locations.

The Home Depot Canada, meanwhile, said it would start closing stores at 6 p.m. starting Saturday and announced it is expanding its paid time off policy to give hourly full-time workers an extra 80 hours of paid sick or personal time.