A crazy world! Customers packed the sidewalks. If the coronavirus epidemic is currently preventing the French from going to restaurants, the theater or even the cinema, stores were quickly taken by storm this weekend. Indeed, despite the Covid-19, a compact crowd has gathered around department stores, in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, this Saturday afternoon for the Christmas shopping. A physical distancing which has puzzled many visitors as revealed by Le Parisien in a video. “It’s the first time I’ve seen so many people lining up to get into this store. I was coming for a quick run, like a lot of people I guess, but I didn’t expect that.”, said Belkacem, 44, worrying about a third wave after the holidays.
“There will be 60,000 cases of Covid and we will find out why”
For her part, Anne, in her sixties, prefers to turn around and go home. “We’re going to capitulate. There are too many people and that bothers me”, she told the French daily. “Next week there will be 60,000 cases of Covid and we will find out why”, retorted Georgia, 20.
If more drastic measures have been linked in recent days in many European countries which are seeing the Covid-19 epidemic regain ground, France has not yet indicated any new restrictions. Indeed, the government seems to exclude for the moment any strategy other than that of the curfew in force since December 15 (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.), with the exception of December 24. To be continued …