According to the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), after the first wave of spring, the turnover of some hygiene products and durable food is growing spectacularly again, but not yet nationwide, but in some areas, mainly North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden. –In Württemberg.
In the latter province, in the south – west of Germany
For example, in Kehl, a small German town on the French coast of the Rhine, shopping tourism has picked up tremendously in recent days.
According to Federal Minister of Agriculture and Food Julia Klöckner, there is no need to stockpile more than usual. Supply chains are working, food supply is not in danger, the minister told FAZ, stressing that panic shopping is not only ignorance but also contrary to social solidarity. Plus, it “ends up in the trash,” Julia Klöckner said.
In addition to the emergence of panic shopping, there are other signs that the behavior of the German population is changing as a result of a wave of infection that is stronger than the first and spreads to the whole country instead of epidemics. This is shown, among other things, by the statement of the railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB), according to which
A new type of coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) is spreading more and more rapidly in Germany. According to data from Monday by the Robert Koch National Institute of Public Health (RKI), 4325 infections have been registered in the last 24 hours, almost double the 2467 a week earlier.
(Cover image: Shopper in a mall in Germany in March 2020. Photo: Tom Weller / picture alliance / Getty Images)