The restaurants in the city of Raqqa in northern Syria are taking the necessary precautionary hygiene measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
The food industry is experiencing particularly sensitive issues regarding hygiene during the spread of the Coronavirus throughout the world. Food retailers, cafés and restaurants are taking the necessary measures to ensure high-quality hygiene standards in order to keep customers safe and make sure that demand does not decrease substantially.
Restaurants in the city of Raqqa, in northern Syria, are no exception. Accounts from restaurant managers in the city show that they are taking the health crisis seriously and taking the necessary steps to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
“One of the measures is to sterilize the water and the cups and ensure their cleanliness, in addition to the quality of the meat. Workers also sterilize vegetables and fruits and wear gloves. They also do not come in contact with any customer or person directly. Meat comes from the directorate of health and the slaughterhouses are clean, as they are inspected by the directorate of health”, explains Ayman Haderi, manager of the Haderi Restaurant in Raqqa.
This account is corroborated by the measures taken by another restaurant in the same city.
“The measures we have taken due to the Coronavirus require workers wearing masks and gloves and no worker interacting with customers, in general, at the restaurant and cafeteria. The inflow of people has decreased due to the Coronavirus and work has decreased by 30-40%. After the customer finishes, we wash the dishes and cups with sterile water immediately and we have stopped using plastic plates”, notes Ans Abu Sand, manager of the Abu Sand Restaurant.
It is not only private businesses that are taking measures against the Coronavirus, but also the regional political authorities. The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is equipping medical teams across the region to deal with any cases and quarantine centres have been established in Qamishli and Hasakah.