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Starbucks says it will no longer accept reusable cups because of coronavirus

Starbucks is officially no longer accepting reusable cups due to the global outbreak of coronavirus.

The Seattle coffee giant announced on Wednesday that customers in Canada will still be able to get 10 cents off their purchase when they bring in their own travel mug, but will receive their beverage in a single-use plastic cup instead.

Executive Vice President Rossann Williams said, "The health and well-being of our partners and customers remains top of mind and our highest priority."

"We are optimistic this will be a temporary situation."

Starbucks also revealed that they would be stepping up their cleaning process, taking advice from the CDC and local authorities on how to optimally sanitize each store to prevent the spread of germs.

As of March 5, there are currently 33 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada; there is also one presumptive case in B.C. and another presumptive case in Quebec.

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