Coronavirus setback

Some small business operators in downtown Kingston who travel to the People’s Republic of China to purchase merchandise are pondering their next move in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China which has spread to 28 countries and territories around the world.

Despite having the option to travel to Los Angeles, Panama, or Turks and Caicos Islands they believe their business will be affected.

Last Tuesday when the Jamaica Observer visited business operators on Luke Lane, the majority said that they would have been travelling to Guangzhou in March and April this year.

While some pointed out that the cost associated with sourcing the items from other countries will hit their businesses negatively, they also said they would have to find a way to continue their only means of making a living.

One businesswoman, who gave her name only as Angella, said she will have to revisit going to Panama.


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