Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) posted a 10 percent year-on-year increase in net sales in local currencies in the March 1-13 period, as Germany, the retailer’s largest market, and other countries began allowing stores to reopen as Covid-19 restrictions eased.

H&M had about 900 stores temporarily closed on March 13, down from about 1,300 at the end of February and a peak of over 1,800 in the first quarter ended Feb. 28.

In the first quarter, net sales decreased by 22 percent in local currencies. Reported sales fell to 40.1 billion Swedish krona (€3.9bn-$4.7bn) from SEK 54.9 billion the year earlier.