Prevention better than cure for foreign shop owners
SOME foreign nationals living in the country have said they will remain here over the Easter holidays for fear of spreading the Covid19.
Zimbabwean Bhuru Maphosa said he would not want to put his family at risk. “They understand the circumstances, and I know why I came here. I’m here to make money and I am the breadwinner at home, so it’s better to be prevent than to cure.”
Fellow Zimbabwean Nkathazo Siziba said he was scared of staying in the country, but it was better than taking a deadly virus home.
Elias Shomore, an Ethiopian who owns a small business in the Pretoria CBD, said: “The virus can be transmitted easily; we must protect ourselves. The virus does not choose who it infects so we must play our part.”
Ethiopian Abdul Haji, who runs a spaza shop in Mamelodi East, said his shop was not making money because people were choosing to stay in their homes. He said he had no problem with not visiting his family over Easter because he had to make money. The pandemic would soon be over and life would return to normal, Haji added.
FOREIGN shopowners in the CBD have been taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. |