Deco calls for responsible behaviour when shopping

in News · 18-03-2020 16:17:00 · 1 Comments

Deco today called for responsible behaviour by consumers when it comes to food shopping, noting that queues at supermarkets happen for reasons of public health and not for lack of goods.

“There are de facto restrictions, but they are restrictions in terms of circulation and access to the places [supermarkets] themselves, but for health reasons. There are no restrictions on access to the goods and services themselves, ”said the coordinator of the legal and economic department at Deco.

The lawyer advised consumers to “not be alarmists” and to behave as they do “on a daily basis, but with caution”, following the recommendations of the health authorities, the General Directorate of Health and the Government.

“The most important thing is to comply with the sanitary isolation rules. It's not running to the supermarket like there's no tomorrow, ”said the lawyer.

This panic buying causes spikes in demand, which deregulates the market and cause some supermarket shelves to be empty.

The lawyer ensures that he is not aware of the existence of any shortage of goods, which would justify panic buying.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, has infected more than 200,000 people worldwide, of whom more than 8,200 have died.


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