Editorial

Coronavirus and closure of markets

Anna Nimiriano Editor in Chief Juba Monitor

Few days ago President Salva Kiir issued an order that shops selling furniture, building materials and other items should be closed down because of Coronavirus. The order also said only shops that sell food commodities should be open so that people would be able to purchase food items. It was meant for supermarkets operating in the areas and in the markets.

All orders given by President Kiir about Coronavirus were not just ordinary orders; it was for prevention and protection of people in the country. On the other hand, the order has negative effect to the traders who are not operating. What would happen to them on daily bases is a question mark? Addition to that, the Landlords need money from them at the end of the month. If they are not working how can they pay Landlords.

Some people are building and others are purchasing different items, they were not buying them, it has become difficult for them to continue with their business. The way I am seeing things happening, we driving to a bad situation. In the coming days most of the activities would be affected in the country.

What would happen is in the hands of God. The only thing is that people have to continue praying. Not living in rumors. The official information should come from the Ministry of Health or in the office of the President. Living in rumors cannot help us by this time; the condition we are in needs correct message which could help people of this country. Negative messages could give fear to citizens; instead of making them live in peace.

Those who were spreading rumors should be careful in saying information about Coronavirus. Better to go to the Ministry of information to update them on what is going on in the country.

With God’s mercy, people of South Sudan should not get this disease; God knows our situation and environment where we are living in. If there is a person found positive, let the right authorities handle the case and inform public accordingly. Otherwise life is becoming difficult with Coronavirus. It is making people to limit their mobility and living different kind of life which was not from them, they were forced to it.

However, people have to adjust themselves with the situation although it was not their will to do it. Time will come for everything to be normal in the country.

May God bless us all.

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