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Diss computer store forced to shut shop




A Diss computer store reported one of its busiest trading weeks – before having to shut as part of the Government’s attempts to control the coronavirus outbreak.

121 Computers in Victoria Road sold six laptops to a GP surgery to assist with the ongoing crisis, before closing its doors on Tuesday.

Speaking before the closure, manager Mary Blackbourn said: “We’ve seen an increase in demand for laptops and desktop monitors. We’ve been doing our best to help everybody – we’re essential to people working from home.”

The business, like many others up and down the country, was forced to close on Tuesday.Picture: Mark Bullimore
The business, like many others up and down the country, was forced to close on Tuesday.Picture: Mark Bullimore

Olly Clarke, an engineer at the store, added: “You would have thought we would be on the [essential businesses] list considering they expect people to stay at home and work, but we fully understand the need to keep everybody safe.”

Prior to closing, the store had made its own exclusion zone, and put barriers up to enforce social distancing while people shopped.


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