Austrian grocery stores will distribute food rations throughout blackouts


(MENAFN) On Tuesday, Austria outlined emergency steps to ensure that people would have access to food and other necessities during winter if there were power outages. According to the plan, which was made public on the website of the nation's Ministry of Agriculture, Regions, and Tourism, all food stores in Austria are required to remain closed on the first day of a potential blackout.

On the second day, businesses are to stay closed but serve as locations where locals may pick up bags of fresh vegetables between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Additionally, the shops are going to sell packed bags filled with candles, long-life bread, canned items, and water for cash. On request, baby supplies and personal care goods would be made accessible. For safety concerns, starting on day three, only items from the dry range is going to be available.

The plan has received the support of all significant Austrian retailers, including Spar, Maximarkt, Billa, Penny, Lidl, Frisch, Unimarkt, M-Preis, and others.

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