After the cancellation of the Corona measures, the weak purchasing power hits the markets
publish date 2022-03-22 11:53:26
Emad Abdel Karim
The government made its decision and announced a wide openness to the sectors and the cancellation of the Corona measures that it had imposed on Jordanians for two consecutive years.
Although the pandemic continues and has not ended, the government’s measures have canceled all forms of urbanization or strict procedures, and we are at the gates of the blessed month of Ramadan, which is considered one of the most crowded periods in markets, restaurants or Ramadan tents.
Economic sectors have suffered during the past two years from the consequences of the Corona pandemic, viewing the decisions as the beginning of a breakthrough and a return to the market after a closure and tightening that caused them large debts, in addition to young people and heads of families who lost their jobs due to these strict measures.
The easing of procedures comes after the recommendations of the National Committee to Combat Epidemics, which included canceling the distance in mosques and places of worship with the obligation to wear the muzzle, and canceling the mandatory wearing of masks in open places with a commitment to a green bond and wearing masks in closed gatherings, in addition to canceling the conditions for limiting the absorptive capacity in gatherings. Interior and exterior, especially wedding halls and restaurants, including the abolition of the requirement to limit the number of people seated at the same table in restaurants, as well as allowing the establishment of Ramadan tents and tables of the Most Merciful.
For his part, the captain of the owners of wedding halls, Mamoun Al-Manasir, said that this sector, which was one of the sectors most affected by the Corona pandemic, is still waiting for a breakthrough in the coming days after rearranging its conditions to receive reservations that will likely start after the blessed month of Ramadan.
Manaseer added, in statements to “Akhbar Al-Jordan”, “We had hoped that these decisions would be early, but today they constitute a state of relief and may contribute to the revival of the sector after two years of closure and decline.”
Al-Manaseer indicated that he does not expect a quick and urgent recovery for the sector, since the economic conditions of citizens are still difficult, indicating that the decisions will have repercussions after the month of Ramadan, and there will be a turnout of no more than 50% during the coming period.
He stressed that this sector needs from a year to a year and a half to witness a full recovery after it was badly damaged, and despite reopening it some time ago, it did not benefit greatly due to the procedures and setting the numbers and other procedures of the health protocol, in addition to the citizens continuing to go to establish Their events are on private farms.
And Al-Manaseer indicated that the government’s recent decisions allowed the return of work at full capacity for halls and event halls, as there is no longer any justification for continuing to hold events on farms.
Al-Manaseer pointed out that this sector now needs full-fledged manpower and cadres, after the majority of its workers lost their jobs due to the cessation of services and work of halls and halls for years ago.
Weak purchasing power dominates the market
For his part, the head of the Syndicate of Restaurant Owners, Omar Awad, underestimated the importance of the decisions and their repercussions on economic and commercial sectors such as restaurants, cafes and Ramadan tents due to the economic situation experienced by the Jordanian citizen and the decline in his purchasing power.
Awad confirmed in statements to “Jordan News” that Ramadan restaurants and tents will witness movement during the holy month, but it is not as it was before the Corona pandemic, even if offers are presented.
Awad added that the citizen is trying to adapt to a difficult financial reality and to provide his family with basic needs, due to the very high prices that exceed the income they receive.
He criticized the government’s policies towards the economic sectors that were affected, as it did not provide any solutions to their declining reality for reasons related to weak capabilities.
The epidemic continues, but the world is starting to coexist with him
For his part, the specialist in chest and respiratory diseases, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tarawneh, said that the Corona epidemic has not ended in the world, but a decrease in the number of daily injuries indicates epidemiological stability.
In statements to “Jordan News”, Al-Tarawneh indicated that the symptoms of the epidemic decreased in terms of the decrease in the number of hospital admissions, the number of people with pneumonia and the decrease in positive tests, and all of this confirms the decline in the strength of the virus, which calls on governments to coexist with it during the coming period.
Al-Tarawneh stressed that there is a rise in infections among the countries of the world now, but it is necessary to coexist with the virus and balance between the economy and health security, and that it has become a way of life, and therefore it is necessary to work to reduce injuries and deaths in order to protect groups with high risks.
Al-Tarawneh stressed the importance of rearranging and developing the health system that was subjected to stress and exhaustion during the pandemic period, pointing to the importance of exploiting the atmosphere and investing in health, especially medical tourism, which is one of Jordan’s most important resources.
Defense law continues
For his part, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communication Faisal Al-Shboul said, during previous press statements, that there is a need to continue working with 3 defense orders.
And he indicated that the laws relate to preventing the layoffs of workers in the private sector and their inclusion in protection programs, and the continued suspension of work to implement the provisions of the debtor’s imprisonment, in addition to the continuing requirement to prevent entry to public and private facilities without obtaining the vaccine.
He added, “It is not possible to go back to suspending the provisions of the debtor’s imprisonment, because this will cause a social and economic problem, as well as the sectors most affected to protect workers, with the unemployment rate in the country exceeding 23%.”
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