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UK's Asda plans to hire 5,000 temporary workers to get through coronavirus

LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart, plans to to hire more than 5,000 temporary workers laid off elsewhere due to coronavirus, it said on Friday.

Separately discounter Lidl UK said it was recruiting up to 2,500 workers to get through the crisis. (Reporting by James Davey, editing by Paul Sandle)