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Jamaica: I make more money in the lockdown – Market vendor

Three successive weekends of lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus might have had the desired effect, at least to some extent, but for some business persons, the lockdown also meant a slowdown in business.

But that’s not the case for Port Maria Market vendor Audrey Lawson of Bailey’s Vale in St Mary.

For Lawson, the lockdown meant an escalation in sales as persons rushed to stock up for the weekend.

“It (lockdown) don’t really affect me in any way; I make more money when the lockdown going on because the people them come out. Although they come out in [a] rush, you still make some money. You make more money when the lockdown go on than the regular time,” Lawson told The Gleaner.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness had announced the lockdown for three successive weekends between March 26 and April 12, which included the long Easter weekend.

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