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The closure of “non-essential” businesses is part of the braking measures imposed in the 19 departments where the health situation of Covid-19 is the most degraded, as is the ban on travel more than 10 kilometers without exemption. Since Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that shops and department stores that do not sell “basic goods and services” were going to have to close again, the chambers of commerce and industry and the federations of traders express their incomprehension.
“This list of businesses, we decided on it with the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister several days ago, I am not saying that it is a perfect list. If the shoemakers are open it is because they are in the code of repairers and that repairers are important “, explained Bruno the Mayor.
“It is penalizing for traders, but sending the signal that we are reopening shops even as the health situation is deteriorating is not in the general interest of the country.”Bruno the Mayor
There will be no change “because there is a deterioration in the health situation and it would not be understandable that when the health situation deteriorates, when it is difficult for hospital staff, we send a message of openness to others shops “, underlined the minister. To help traders when a reopening is possible, “we can authorize them to make exceptional balances, to liquidate their stocks”, continued Bruno Le Maire. What we are proposing is that there be an inventory made when the businesses reopen, that it be done by a trusted third party and that there be compensation for the traders concerned “.
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