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Selfridges’ feverish store opening

Non-essential shops across Britain opened their doors for the first time since lockdown today, as the government attempts to breath some life into the UK economy, while avoiding a fatal spike of Covid-19.

Retailers meanwhile, face the difficult task of persuading people that it is safe to shop in their stores as the pandemic recedes.

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