No one gave the impression to be breaking the sanitary restriction guidelines, however the compact crowd gathered round malls on Saturday afternoon for Christmas shopping left many guests baffled about bodily distancing. “This is the first time that I see so many people queuing to enter this store,” says Belkacem, 44, from the sidewalk of Boulevard Haussmann. “I was coming to do a fast race, like a lot of people I suppose, but I did not expect that”, he continues, worrying “of the backlash” that there is perhaps after the vacations.
In this final weekend earlier than Christmas, many consumers are wanting for the final items “and in the countryside there is nothing, so here we are …”, explains Sacha who is just not actually stunned by the dimensions of the crowd, “it’s also the first weekend of the holidays. I wear the mask, I put on hydroalcoholic gel every 30 minutes, I am careful because I will be reuniting with my family in a few days, ”she says.
The worry of an outbreak of contaminations
Some favor to show again. “We’re going to capitulate,” breathes Anne, in her sixties. “There are too many people and that bothers me,” she whispers, rapidly strolling away from the coveted spot of the day.
“Next week there will be 60,000 cases of Covid and we will find out why,” says disillusioned Georgia. “I’m a little hypocritical because I find that there are too many people, but I’m there too…”, continues the younger girl of 20 years who admits to having issue realizing what to do on this so particular interval. “You can also stay at home and order the gifts on the Internet,” she says a bit fatalistic.