Crisis in the clothing sector in Jordan

Jordan

Published: 2020-09-24 17:09

Last Updated: 2020-09-24 17:09


Crisis in the clothing sector in Jordan
Crisis in the clothing sector in Jordan

The clothing, fabrics and shoes sector is still suffering from the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, said the head of clothing, fabrics and shoes merchants, Mounir Deya, on Thursday.

It is on the list of sectors most affected for the current month. Last August and September were among the most difficult months for the sector, said Deya on Thursday.

Some establishments in multiple regions did not achieve any sales at all during the two mentioned months, added Deya.

The list of sectors and economic activities that are the most affected by the effects of COVID-19 pandemic was updated this September according to Defense Order Number 6 for the year 2020, said Minister of Labor, Nidal Bataineh.

The list for the month of September included: “Tourist facilities in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, Hajj and Umrah offices, clearance offices and companies with the exception of the branches operating in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, and facilities operating in the field of flight training and aircraft maintenance training, popular restaurants and cafes for the period from 15 to 30 September.”

In addition, “The shops in street markets for the period from 15 to 30 of this month,” and branches of any of the establishments operating at airports and border crossings.

The sectors and activities that have been removed from the list of sectors and economic activities that are the most affected by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic during the current month of September are: “The facilities of sports and entertainment clubs, swimming pools, oriental baths, facilities for cultural centers, facilities for the trade of clothes, shoes and accessories, schools, kindergartens and nurseries, health club facilities, the wooden and furniture industries sector and the construction industries sector,” said Bataineh.