Published: 2021-04-20 11:47
Last Updated: 2021-05-08 01:04
The representative of the foodstuff sector in the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Raed Hamadeh, called on the government to reduce the night curfew hours and cancel the total lockdown on Fridays.
Hamadeh said in a press statement Tuesday that the commercial and service sectors across the Kingdom are still suffering from the multiple losses they faced during the first closure period.
Hamadeh explained that the permissible working hours are considered insufficient, and they confuse merchants and citizens at the same time, and cause overcrowding in markets.
He pointed out that the government’s return to imposing a total lockdown on Fridays has affected several sectors, especially restaurants and sweet sectors, as more than 50 percent of their weekly activity takes place on Friday.
Additionally, he stressed the importance of expanding the home delivery services to include commercial centers, vegetable stores, bakeries, and stores that provide water services.
He lastly called on citizens to adhere to the required health and safety measures which include wearing face masks, social distancing and avoiding overcrowding.
Notably, the foodstuff sector constitutes 30 percent of the commercial sector and includes more than 50,000 establishments operating across Jordan.