Wednesday , June 23 2021

Long queues for buyers form in Riga when the shops are operational

On the first day, the LETA agency observed that other than large shopping centers, other stores could be opened on site, and residents in many places formed long queues for them.

The LETA agency observed a long queue of more than ten people in front of various used clothing stores in Āgenskalns and Aleksandra Čaka and Krišjāņa Barona Streets. Social network users also shared photos with residents standing in long queues of dozens of people in second-hand clothing stores in other parts of Riga and outside the capital.

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Long lines were also observed in the clothing store Pepco stores located outside of large shopping centers. According to the information on the Pepco website, 22 Pepcos will be open throughout Latvia starting Wednesday, but four more will be opened starting Friday, April 9.

LETA reported that from Wednesday, all stores except shopping centers with an area of ​​more than 7,000 square meters can be opened, while in shopping centers, stores that were not allowed to operate before are not allowed to distribute distance. wednesday goods. This is envisaged in the government’s decision on April 1, to resume shop activities outside of malls from April 7.

Distribution of goods purchased remotely at delivery points is still not prohibited if they are located outside of shopping malls.

In addition to street sales, shops in shopping centers with a total sales area of ​​less than 7,000 square meters can be organized on the site.

At the same time, only food, hygiene, animal feed and optical goods stores, pharmacies, bookstores and service outlets will continue their activities in shopping centers that exceed 7,000 square meters.

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