NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — On Monday, people in North and East Syria, especially Zalin (Qamishli), rushed to buy basic goods prior to the implementation of a total curfew issued by the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria due to the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the region.
Suroyo TV team entered one of the city markets to shed light on public opinion about the curfew.
Some people preferred the curfew be continuous and that no breaks be between the recurrent curfew periods. Others confirmed that their work was negatively affected by the curfew, but it is better than they or their relatives losing their lives.
Some people, especially those who depend on daily labor as a means of income, criticized the curfew decision’s selectivity to allow the continuation of certain jobs.
Some of those interviewed preferred the continuation of their normal life without restrictions, despite the widespread pandemic outbreak, justifying that with the insane rise in prices, the economic situation is worsening, noting that some traders resort to exploiting the curfew and raise their prices.
Others took a middle position and suggested some solutions to ensure the continuation of work and limit the pandemic spread, including the imposition of wearing masks in public places and within markets.