Repack your old items.

In city council, the mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry, announced that there would be no clearance sale this year.

This is the second time in a row that this event has been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The opposite would have been surprising in the end.

Despite a very clear improvement in the health situation in Lille, with an incidence rate of around 20 positive cases per 100,000 people, the socialist mayor finally dropped the bomb on Tuesday: there will be no clearance sale the first week- end of September 2021.

A stagnant vaccination and the threat of variants

The decision was taken in agreement with the prefect of the North, Michel Lalande: "We waited as long as possible, hoping that the vaccination rate would be higher", explained the elected official.

According to her, the vaccination center installed at the Zenith only vaccinates 1,800 people each day while the capacity exceeds 3,000.

What worries the mayor and the prefect the most is the evolution of variants.

"As we do not know what the situation will be at the end of August, we preferred to take this decision", continues Martine Aubry, adding that it was "always a heartbreaking".

It is therefore the third time since the war that the Lille clearance sale has been canceled.


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