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DC Mall Clothes Seller Hit by Covid-19, Nur: Usually This Month Get Lots of Profit

In DC Mall Batam, which has been famous for selling various fashion products, especially Muslim clothing, on Thursday (3/26/2020) it also looked quiet

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DC Mall Batam looks empty of visitors, Thursday (3/26/2020) 

TRIBUNBATAM.id - The outbreak of Covid-19 epidemic in various parts of the world including in Batam must be admitted indeed has changed many things and many lines of life.

No exception from the economic sector which was hit by a storm of plague that has killed many people in various countries.

In Batam, the economy became sluggish because more people stayed in the house according to the government's recommendation to break the transmission chain of Covid-19 so that it would not get worse.

Lack of people outside making the mall and shopping center very quiet visitors.

Even if there are buyers, usually the supermarket area that sells the most crowded basic needs.

In DC Mall Batam, which has been famous for selling various fashion products, especially Muslim clothing, on Thursday (3/26/2020) it also looked quiet.

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Nur, one of the Muslim clothing store keepers in DC Mall, when met by TRIBUNBATAM.id admitted that his shop has experienced a decline in income since the social distancing was due to Covid-19.

The woman claimed, in normal conditions, usually in a minimum of 10 pairs of Muslim clothes sold, but after covid-19, only 5 sold in 2 days is not certain.

"Even though it's close to Ramadhan, usually in these months we harvest profit. For this month we have not yet made a profit, "he said.

The decline in the consumptive behavior of visitors to these clothing items is because at present, the community is more focused on purchasing basic needs first such as food and children's needs.

That's what led to a large impact on the decline in income of clothing traders who sell at mall stands.

To outsmart this difficulty, Nur claimed to choose to reduce operational costs so that businesses can remain open every day even in a state of economic development. (TRIBUNBATAM.ID/REBEKHA ASHARI)

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