#Black Friday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Amid this pandemic the Americans made the most of Black Friday sale. (Photo Credits: Representational/unsplash)

  • American consumers while staying at home spent $9 billion on online shopping
  • Friday’s sales exceeded by those of previous year’s Cyber Monday
  • Sales are expected to total from $10.8 billion to $12.7 billion, up by 15 to 35%

.New York, NY, USA
Shopping patterns on Black Friday were altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Malls were open for business as usual on Friday
  • E-commerce sales on Thanksgiving reached a new record this year
  • The projection rests on a so-called "K"-shaped economic recovery

.Paris, France
Confinement measures were having "a direct impact" on Coronavirus patient statistics.(Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Confirmed new infections dropped 40% last week
  • The data provided fresh arguments for shop owners who have been insisting that they should be allowed to reopen
  • Since October 30, all of France has been under a lockdown, though it is less severe than the one seen in the spring