The traffic on the shopping street of Ermou is sluggish today, with consumers only coming by appointment for their purchases.
The shopkeepers expect the market to warm up during the weekend and from the coming Holy Week before Easter. Consumers have already started the reconnaissance visits in Ermou, comparing the prices in the shop windows of
stores. Most say they will be shopping during Holy Week and will be limited to the necessary items, mainly clothing and footwear, as there is no financial room for unnecessary expenses. There are even some who state that "this Easter they will not go shopping for the first time during this period, due to financial constraints.
In terms of prices, consumers think they could be lower compared to the global economic crisis due to the coronavirus.
The purchases on the pedestrian street of Ermos are made with the method of "click away" and after the appointment, with the consumers who come to the stores to give their details at the entrance or to display the relevant confirmation message on their phones.
In the pedestrian street of Ermou there are small patrols of the Hellenic Police and the Municipal Police.