We must "
continue to trade
", even in the event of re-containment or an extended curfew, because traders "would
not support further closures
", warns on Monday the association of trade federations Conseil du Commerce de France (CDCF), as the Covid-19 epidemic regains strength in the country.
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If it is envisaged a partial or general reconfinement, or a more extensive curfew, it is important to give the possibility to all businesses, including those that had been considered non-essential (during the spring containment, Editor's note ) to continue to trade, to avoid an economic catastrophe
”, pleaded in a press release the president of the CDCF, William Koeberlé.
After two winters disrupted by the yellow vests and social movements and the health crisis which lasts, the traders would not support new closures
", pleads the association of thirty federations of traders who demand that everything be done, "
not push consumers to visit the platforms of international pure players to postpone their end-of-year purchases online
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The CDCF asks "
to be involved as early as possible in the measures that will be announced soon to stem the tide of contamination
", and stands "
ready to work with the government to take all the necessary measures in order to continue to welcome [its] customers in [its] stores in complete safety,
”explains William Koeberlé.