- According to photos and local news, shoppers formed long lines next to stores such as Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Foot Locker 2020 on Black Friday.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Black Friday shopping as a “higher risk” activity due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
- Nevertheless, significantly fewer shoppers were seen in many malls and stores this year.
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Some Americans have formed long, crowded lines in front of shops
despite the government warning about indoor shopping.
The photos showed people lined up tightly outside the Best Buy and GameStop venues early Friday morning, with many hoping to get a packed PlayStation 5. There are also lines designed in addition to other stores such as Walmart and Foot Locker.
Big retailers like Best Buy have expanded their online sales to deter typical Black Friday crowds as COVID-19 can spread quickly in large groups. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control classified purchases on or after Thanksgiving as a “high-risk” activity because COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed across the country.
In the United States, the number of one-day coronavirus cases and mortality was record high in the days before Thanksgiving.
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According to site photos and reports, there were significantly less crowds in stores and malls across the country than on previous Friday Black Fridays. Macy’s flagship, Manhattan, New York, for example, had a few shoppers in the morning, in stark contrast to the claustrophobic crowd on Thanksgiving Day 2019.
But the CDC warning failed to deter all buyers. This is what the crowded lines on Black Friday 2020 looked like: