Retailers Urged Not To Take Advantage Of Consumers

Retailers have been urged not to use the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to take advantage of consumers.

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Robert Troy said that it is unacceptable that some pharmacies and retailers in the country have already hiked prices on items such as disinfectant and hand sanitiser and said that other retailers must not follow suit as people purchase basic necessities.

Deputy Troy said: "As the COVID-19 crisis continues and measures to protect ourselves step up, people are very worried. We must continue to listen to the advice of our medical experts and ensure proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette and take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of the virus.

"It's very disappointing to see some retailers take advantage of such a serious situation and trying to rip people off is not helping matters at all, It is time for people to look after one another," he concluded.


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