Head of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) Gregory Aboud is calling for more clarity with regards to the science behind the decision to close some businesses while others are allowed to remain open.
His comment is on the heels of the latest restrictions, which were implemented by the Prime Minister on Thursday. These include the closure of restaurants, bars and malls.
Aboud said “There is a bit of confusion and lack of understanding regarding the choices being made and how those choices are made.”
“About the scientific reasons that explain why certain businesses are closed and some allowed to remain open. If we can understand it would probably assist in the acceptance of these new restrictive measures.”
“Why being in a restaurant or a bar poses such grave danger as opposed to other activities which are being allowed to continue,” he said.
Aboud added that “There are those in society that are equally vulnerable to the dramatic downturn in income that is being caused by the restrictions.” “It is worrisome,”’ he said.