Dresden (dpa / sn) - Retailers in Saxony are worried about the Easter business in the Corona crisis.

After Christmas, the second-strongest seasonal business is now expected to fall completely with Easter, criticized the Saxony Trade Association on Monday.

The goods for spring and Easter are in stores and threaten not to be sold again after the winter.

The background to this is the increasing number of infections in the Free State and an "emergency brake" above certain incidence levels - this means that any easing of the situation will no longer apply to retailers.

For example, there is a limit of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants on seven days for shopping by appointment, the so-called Click & Meet.

Therefore, there is a "patchwork quilt that can no longer be seen through" in Saxony, criticized the association.

Companies in the Ore Mountains and Vogtland could hardly have benefited from the cautious and now withdrawn easing.

The trade association therefore once again calls for an open perspective that is not based solely on incidence values, but also takes into account hospital occupancy, vaccination progress and a higher test rate.

“The daily back and forth about the respective level of the incidence value as a benchmark for possible loosening and the associated confusion not only lead to considerable planning and legal uncertainties and frustrations among companies and customers, but also increase the general lack of understanding of the Citizen », says CEO René Glaser.

The association pointed out that many retailers have been forced to close since mid-December and thus for 100 days.

Numerous companies are faced with a "pile of broken glass".


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