Carrefour mounts Shields for French cashiers as coronavirus crisis worsens


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Carrefour mounts Shields for French cashiers as coronavirus crisis worsens

On Monday, the 16th of March 2020, Carrefour SA, the Annecy-based French multinational retailer, had begun to put up protective barriers for its cashiers in French hypermarket chain stores, as the company had been seeking to flesh up sanitary measures while keeping the business afloat amid a nationwide lockdown on other sectors aimed at slowing down spread of the Covid-19 contagion.

Besides, as people across all over the world, in particular in Europe had been bracing for further worsening of the outbreak over the coming days, Carrefour, the biggest retailer and hypermarket chain operator in Europe had been experiencing an abrupt upsurge of sales over the past few days, a senior Carrefour SA official said late on Monday (March 16th).

In tandem, as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak had forced the French President Emmanuel Macron to take a raft of measures including an Italy-type total lockdown of the country except pharmacies, banks and hypermarkets later last week, Carrefour SA had built translucent shields made up of plexiglasses alongside other materials to protect the company’s cashiers who had been exposed to the customers, while the French hypermarket store had also emphasized on using hand gels for its cashiers in a bid to shore up defence against the virus outbreak which had killed nearly 8,000 people and infected just a notch shy of 195,000 across the globe since January 23rd this year.