A man entered a Tesco store in his underwear to protest the latest controversial fire-breaker lockdown shopping rule in Wales, to point out how ‘everything is essential in some way’.
Welsh supermarkets have been restricting aisles selling “non-essential” items such as clothes and home appliances following the government’s new restrictive guidelines.
Citizens have been scratching their heads with the new rules ushered in under the fire-break coronavirus lockdown.
Newport local Christopher Noden entered the store wearing only his boxer shorts in defiance of the ludicrous new rules that have seen aisles filled with clothes restricted to the public, Wales Online reported.
Last week, supermarket giant Asda said that they had not been given a list of new rules regarding which items to list as essential and non-essential.
Wales’ Government made a tweet last weekend saying that supermarkets can keep on selling items that can be found in other shops categorized as “essential”.
“Supermarkets can keep selling items you can find in other essential shops – such as stationery/greeting cards,” the Welsh Government stated.
“The purpose of selling essential items only during fire-break is to discourage spending more time than necessary in shops and to be fair to retailers who have to close.
“This is not for the sake of being difficult – we need to do everything we can to minimise the time we spend outside our homes. This will help save lives and protect the NHS.”
We’ll be reviewing how the weekend has gone with the supermarkets and making sure that common sense is applied. Supermarkets can sell anything that can be sold in any other type of shop that isn't required to close. In the meantime, please only leave home if you need to.
— Mark Drakeford (@fmwales) October 24, 2020
You can see Christopher Noden’s supermarket boxer short stunt in the video below.
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