Maseru beauty parlor and salon owners have joined the growing chorus of Basotho business owners demanding that the National Covid-19 Secretariat (Nacosec) categorize them as essential service providers, thereby allowing them to operate during the ‘Orange level restrictions’.
This after police were seen around Maseru forcing beauty salons to close down they are considered Covid-19 hotspots.
Salon owner George Mando says they are willing to engage Nacosec to come up with a mutually beneficial solution.
“We are prepared to observe the prescribed WHO safety protocols, like we are already doing. We invite Nacosec to come inspect our workplaces and familiarize itself with our operations before classifying us as a Covid-19 hotspot. We cannot afford to shut down; hunger will kill us.”