When the politicians force the shops to have shorter opening hours, then roughly the same amount of people will have to visit the shops during shorter opening hours, leading to higher concentration of people in the shops. When more people are in the shops at the same time, then it will rather boost the spread of the virus, instead of the opposite.
The regional government of Junta de Andalucía has decided to reduce the opening hours for “non-essential” shops. Their motive is that this will contribute to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
After 6.00pm the shops are only allowed to sell: food items, personal hygiene products, products for cleaning and medication. Supermarkets that also sell other products then those that the politicians have decided to be non-essential, e.g. fan-heathers and “braseros”, have to inform their customers that these products cannot be sold after 6.00pm.
How can not selling heathers after 6.00pm contribute to reducing the spread of the virus?
It is like the politicians are lacking capacity of logical thinking and just have a strong need to show that they are in charge of the situation, regardless the consequences of their poorly thought through decisions.
From a logical point of view it would have been more clever to reduce the amount of people that are allowed to be in the shops at the same time, then reducing the opening hours.