Non-food hypermarkets with an area of more than 300 square metres insist on being allowed to reopen on April 12. In a letter to the authorities, they claim that they are discriminated against and insist on support from the state, BNR reported.
"Anti-epidemic measures are many times more effective and applicable in stores with a larger area. Closing them leads to a redirection of the flow of consumers to smaller shopping sites, where more people gather in a smaller space," the letter reads. It insists on an equal treatment of all businesses in the conditions of the pandemic.
If their demands are not heard, they will start mass protests, the letter warns.