- Title: No shortages of essential goods - French finance minister
- Date: 15th March 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - DECEMBER 19, 2020) (REUTERS) HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN VARIOUS OF PASSENGERS COMING OUT OF TRAIN, WALKING ON PLATFORM
- Keywords: Bruno Le Maire COVID-19 Elisabeth Borne coronavirus food provisions shortage supermarkets transport
- Reuters ID: LVA006C55WW93
- Location: PARIS, ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX AND VERSAILLES, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX AND VERSAILLES, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Duration: 00:00:28
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: France's Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, said on Sunday (March 15) there was no shortage of grocery products and urged people to continue their food shopping as usual, despite the introduction of tougher measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
"There are no shortages of essential goods and there won't be as long as everybody acts responsibly," Le Maire said in a news conference. "Continue to shop like before," he added.
France has shut down cafes and restaurants, but food stores remain open and food deliveries are also allowed.
Public transport will be maintained in urban areas strictly for necessary commutes concerning health or getting food provisions. Train, bus and air travel for long distances will be gradually reduced, Ecology Minister Elisabeth Borne said.
Metro services in Paris will be 80 percent operational, while buses and trams will circulate normally, junior minister for transport Jean-Baptiste Djebarri added.
Some airport terminals will also be shut due to reduced air traffic.
(Production: Yonathan Van der Voort, Michaela Cabrera, Noemie Olive)
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