Sales decline 65 percent in restaurants and cafes in Jordan

Economy

Published: 2020-12-01 09:48

Last Updated: 2020-12-02 21:00


Sales decline 65 percent in restaurants and cafes in Jordan
Sales decline 65 percent in restaurants and cafes in Jordan

Sales in restaurants and cafes in Jordan have declined 65 percent, said the spokesperson for the affected sectors of restaurants and cafes, Adel Jaber on Roya's Nabd Albalad Monday.

Jaber added that restaurants and cafes should be permitted to serve shisha again, noting that there is no life for these sectors without serving shisha. 

Additionally, Jaber called for canceling Friday lockdown, and reducing curfew hours.

However, the Head of the Parliamentary Health and Environment Committee Issa Khashashneh said that shisha increases the spread of the coronavirus, stressing that he is against serving shisha in restaurants and cafes.

The Head of the Restaurant Owners Syndicate Omar Al-Awwad said that restaurants and cafes have been destroyed due to the decisions made by the government.

Awwad told Roya that the Friday lockdown has affected the restaurants sector by up to 90 percent.

He added that there are approximately 4,000 restaurants that closed, and about 6,000 restaurants were put up for sale in Jordan.

Awwad said a suggestion has been made to the government to keep the delivery service until after 9pm.