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With #wiederöffnen („reopen“), the Association of German Sports Retailers (vds) has launched a joint social media campaign with other national retail trade associations, which all German retailers are invited to support by sharing on their own social media channels. “We want to achieve that the customers recognize how happy we would be to open our stores for them,” says the vds. According to the latest scientific studies by Robert Koch Institute (RKI/ControlCOVID) and the Technical University of Berlin (ÖPNV study), it was determined that no increased risk of infection emanates from the retail sector, vds added. The pandemic-related compulsory closure by decree of the German Federal Government costs the retail industry up to €700 million in sales per closed sales day.