Coronavirus: you can buy your Christmas tree this Friday

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According to the Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie, the sale of Christmas trees can be done “outside” and this, from this Friday, November 20.

While the contours of the end of the year celebrations are still unclear due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie, announced on Tuesday that it “will be possible to buy fir trees for Christmas”.

On the set of RMC-BFM-TV, the minister assured that sales could take place “outside” from this Friday, November 20, despite the Covid-19 epidemic.

In the usual places

“The sector is getting organized, all the producers are hard at work and it will be possible for each of our fellow citizens to have access to these trees from November 20,” explained the Minister.

“I believe that it is very important for the French, the families, the children, during these periods of end of the year. It is also very important for a whole sector which contributes a lot to the valorization of our territories”, a he added.

“In most cases, the sale of trees is done outside,” explained the minister to explain his decision. “The sale will be organized in the usual places, some of which are already open such as supermarkets or gardening stores. Florists will also be able to sell them outside,” he added.