Covid UK: Fears Primark Queues Lead to Third Nationwide Lockdown

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Critics angrily react to long lines at Primark, say mass bargain hunt will ‘trigger another lockdown’ – despite lines CAUSED by social distancing

  • Angry spectators fear Primark queues will cause another lockdown
  • A reviewer said she feared crowds would cause an increase in coronavirus cases
  • Primark opened for 24 hours from Wednesday December 2 to the next day
  • But the queues were actually caused by in-store social distancing measures

Primark shoppers flocking to stores for 24 hours will result in a second Covid-19 lockdown in Britain, people argued – even though the eye-catching queues were caused by social distancing measures in the UK. interior of stores.

Commentators online have expressed concern that massive queues could lead to another coronavirus lockdown, as people spend long periods of time in clothing stores.

The bargain chain extended its opening hours after England’s national lockdown ended on Wednesday, December 2.

A reviewer, Kim Leppington, wrote in response to photos of hundreds of people crowding outside Fort Shopping Park in Birmingham this week.

According to Birmingham Live, she said: “Here is another foreclosure. Why can’t everyone stay together? People are dying to see their loved ones who are struggling to lose their jobs and so on.

Communities Minister Robert Jenrick announced the 24-hour rules earlier this week in a bid to stagger shopping hours and cut down on crowds.

Primark opened 11 stores around the clock (including Birmngham’s Fort Shopping Park outlet, above) throughout the night, with shoppers lining up to grab a bargain from the chain at a low price – which had to close during England’s lockdown.

Above, shoppers line up outside the Primark store in Lakeside, West Thurrock.  Some said they stood in line until two o'clock

Above, shoppers line up outside the Primark store in Lakeside, West Thurrock.  Some said they stood in line until two o'clock

Above, shoppers line up outside the Primark store in Lakeside, West Thurrock. Some said they stood in line until two o’clock

Long lines reportedly started at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning as shoppers looked for a bargain on Wild Wednesday.

Long lines reportedly started at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning as shoppers looked for a bargain on Wild Wednesday.

Long lines reportedly started at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning as shoppers looked for a bargain on Wild Wednesday.

The plan didn’t seem to work, however, and hundreds of people still flocked to the popular street retailer, which does not have an online store.

Primark fans were kept on the sidelines for a month during England’s lockdown and continued to make up for lost time, with winding queues outside shops in Trafford, Birmingham and Leeds.

Wait times shot up to two hours, and people lined up after midnight to buy clothes.

Maria Garrido, who traveled to the Trafford Center Primark from Wigan to buy new pajamas, described the scenes as “organized chaos,” telling the Manchester Evening News that she had stood in line for more than two hours after her arrival at 22:20.

A total of 11 Primark stores open from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2 until regular closing time on Thursday, December 3.

Ils comprenaient: Trafford, York Monks Cross, Leeds White Rose, Bluewater, Lakeside, Birmingham Fort, Meadowhall, Stratford, White City, Charlton et le Gateshead Metrocentre.

The 11 Primark stores that were open for 24 hours after England’s national lockdown ended

Trafford – Manchester

York Monks Cross – York

Leeds White Rose – Leeds

Bluewater – Kent

Lakeside – Essex

Fort de Birmingham – Birmingham

Meadowhall – Sheffield

Stratford – Westfields, Londres

White City – Westfields, Londres

Charlton – London

Gateshead Metrocentre – Newcastle

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