Leipzig: shopping carts are mandatory in supermarkets – handles not disinfected?

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Shopping carts are mandatory in supermarkets: handles not disinfected?

In many Leipzig supermarkets it is compulsory for citizens to carry a shopping cart with them. There are problems.

Anke Brod

Leipzig – Everything revolves around Corona, including in Supermarkets. It’s no longer just about buying hamsters. Now some shops are apparently making the use of shopping carts compulsory.

The security guards in supermarkets often clean the handles of the shopping trolleys - but is that enough?

The security guards in supermarkets often clean the handles of the shopping trolleys – but is that enough? © Anke Brod

This is to ensure the minimum distance to the next person. In many places, only a limited number of customers are allowed to shop at one time. In social networks, however, displeasure is loud. “What about the disinfection of handholds, how should people with rollators shop now?”

This is how the employee of a care service in the south-east of Leipzig expresses herself on Facebook (sentence structure slightly changed):

“Observed today in Mölkau and perceived as dangerous: the number of shopping trolleys greatly reduced …. people outside are waiting for the shopping trolleys that are still moving around the store. No gloves. Take gloves with you, put a scarf over your mouth! They give the shopping carts lukewarm to the next hand!

You look at us when we come with a face mask and avoid us. But we work in the care of the elderly and don’t want to spread anything. They are just precautionary measures – please protect yourself and stay healthy! “

Security people are often on duty in front of and in supermarkets.

In the best case, they not only pay attention to the prescribed minimum distance, but also disinfect shopping trolleys, baskets or handles on refrigerated counters after each touch.

Shoppers should keep a minimum distance in front of the shopping cart.

The shoppers should keep a minimum distance in front of the shopping cart. © Anke Brod

It seems that the people in and around Leipzig are now very insecure. Some actually wear face masks and gloves in public, others are still walking around in groups and do not seem to have heard of the highly infectious respiratory disease.

The mood becomes more irritable, the tone rougher. In Mölkau, for example, press inquiries from TAG24 to supermarket customers on the subject of “protection against corona viruses” were sometimes harshly dismissed.

“No comment! The main thing is that you keep the minimum distance,” it said in a meeting.

Or a brief comment in front of a grocery store in Holzhausen was dismissive: “Yes, you can see that our shopping baskets are being disinfected!”

Like many new situations, dealing with measures relating to the coronavirus must also become familiar. It would certainly be more pleasant if everyone behaved in an appreciative, solidarity and nice manner in their dealings.

This could possibly contain the equally big “fear virus” and give each other more support.

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