Lifting of Friday lockdown a 'good step' for commercial markets: JCC representative


Published: 2021-01-16 14:16

Last Updated: 2021-03-06 04:54

Photo: Arab News
Photo: Arab News

The representative of the apparel, shoes, fabrics and jewelry sector in the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, Asaad Al-Qawasmi, confirmed that the abolition of the Friday lockdown reflected positively on the commercial activity of the clothing and textile sector.

Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement Saturday that sales of the clothing and shoes sector are 30 percent higher on Fridays as compared to other days of the week, and some commercial places in the capital and the provinces depend on it.

He added that the abolition lockdown is a "good step" by the government to restore normal life to the commercial markets, especially to the clothing and shoes sector stores and establishments that depend on family shopping on this day.

Al-Qawasmi indicated that the Jordan Chamber of Commerce has developed guidelines and instructions in cooperation with the Ministries of Industry, Trade, Supply and Health for various commercial centers and markets related to health prevention measures and physical distancing, stressing that there is a great commitment by everyone to do so.

The clothing, footwear and textile sector, which employs 56,000 workers, the majority of whom are Jordanians, includes 11,000 establishments operating in various regions of the Kingdom.

The Friday lockdown was lifted Wednesday after being implemented since October.