Market needs clicks to survive

The market is putting great pressure on the government to allow stores to reopen from next week, by utilizing either the click-and-collect or the click-in-shop model, with the Athens Traders Association hosting a press conference on Wednesday to illustrate the low impact these models would have on the spread of the coronavirus.

It was mentioned that there are two key conditions for that: the strict application of the state's rules and self-protection measures, and the installation of air cleaning and sanitization appliances. That was the upshot of the views that medical experts contributed during Wednesday's press conference.

Association president Stavros Kafounis warned that unless stores resume their activity in some way and there are no additional support measures for the sector, including haircuts on shopkeepers' obligations, half of the enterprises in retail...

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