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Orderly system at Popular Kendal Hill


MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Orderly system at Popular Kendal Hill

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There was no repeat of last Friday’s chaos and tightly bunched bodies trying to get into Popular Discounts at Kendal Hill, Christ Church.

And chief operations officer McArthur Barrow was at the front of the store giving clear directions to the shoppers who turned up this morning to collect their pre-packaged groceries or online orders.

A tent has been set up on the southern side of the car park for those collecting pre-packaged bags, while online orders are to be picked up at the northern end.

Barrow told shoppers, who are being admitted two at a time, they are to proceed to the cashiers, pay according to which bag they require, take the receipt and collect the bag.

Last Friday, hundreds thronged the entrance and the line strectched down the hill as panicked shoppers rushed to stock up ahead of the 24-hour curfew.

The first woman in line said she was there from 6 a.m.

It is the first time supermarkets and shops are reopening since the curfew went into effect last Friday night. Yesterday, acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw announced measures for people to get food.

Stores will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but there will be no in-store shopping as the country continues its fight against the spread of COVID-19. (MB)

Very few people were under the tent at Popular Discounts, Kendal Hill.

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