Amazon has said on Thursday that it will join other French retailers and postpone its “Black Friday” shopping discount to December 4, taking into account the country’s epidemic blockade that lasts until December 1, according to reports. The French Ministry of finance has said earlier that French supermarkets and online retailers are open to the idea of postponing Black Friday Shopping for a week. Traditionally, the event is held on the first Friday after Thanksgiving. < / P > < p > Amazon’s sales have soared during this year’s epidemic blockade. Now, the US company, together with Carrefour, Europe’s largest retailer, and Leclerc, another French retailer, have agreed to extend the Black Friday Shopping promotion by a week. On Wednesday, French finance minister Bruno le Maire called on French supermarkets and online retailers to postpone the “Black Friday” promotion from November 27 to 29, as offline stores selling non essential goods will have to remain closed due to the epidemic. On October 30, France entered the second round of epidemic blockade. French President Marcon said the blockade will last at least four weeks. Related restrictions include closing non essential stores, restaurants and bars. < / P > < p > but recent data suggest that France is on the verge of curbing the upsurge in new coronavirus infection, so shops and businesses are putting pressure on the government to relax restrictions during the crucial Christmas shopping season. Small French stores are trying to compete with big retailers and online retail giants such as Amazon, which is allowed to continue to operate and deliver goods during the blockade period. In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Finance said the postponement of “Black Friday” shopping would help “ensure that French stores reopen under maximum safety conditions.”. Global Tech