Isolation: The decision not to allow the shops to operate for at least a week provoked reactions from the owners.
Traders in Thessaloniki’s Polichni took to the streets this morning to protest strongly in response to the government’s sudden decision not to finally open its stores next Monday.
As the professionals pointed out during the interview GRTimes.gr, are in despair at the moment because they hope to finally have to raise the blinds on Monday – albeit under strict rules – suddenly lost, at a time when they themselves have taken all the necessary preparations such as disinfecting and cleaning their stores, but have also ordered goods to would serve consumers.
They stressed they are determined to open their stores on Monday despite the government’s decision to ban it. “We all agreed to open all our stores on Monday at all costs.” The reason is that everything we live in is catastrophic and now we have reached our limits and we can’t take it anymore, ”he said. GRTimes.gr, a representative of professionals in the municipality of Pavlos Mela and the owner of three clothing stores, Ifigenia Tosidou.
“We’ve all been waiting for it to open, we’ve taken the goods, we’ve arranged the shops, taken all the necessary actions and they tell us you’re not going to open.“ That can’t happen and we’ll open on Monday, ”he explained.
Mayor Pavlos Mela, Dimitris Demourtzidis, was at the protest site early, stressing in an interview with GRTimes.gr that professionals, after yesterday’s government decision to stop the opening of the company in Thessaloniki, were upset.
“The previous days were cheerfully expected to open on Monday and proper preparation with product stocks. That abruptly stopped yesterday and created this turnaround.”
As the mayor continued, “For a year now these people have been closing shops with certain breaks, I think their household finances are in bad shape and business debts are rising. We do not ignore the fact that the pandemic and health crisis are on the rise in recent days, but on the other I believe that the government must find a balance between the health and financial crises created by these experts in order to solve the problem, “said Mr Demourtzidis.
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