“Random decision-making is what led to overcrowding the supermarkets, resulting in a surge in coronavirus cases,” Ezzeldine said.
This comes as supermarkets are struggling to keep up with increased demands for delivery, ever since the Supreme Defense Council prohibited people from going out, and only allowed food and grocery stores to operate through delivery service.
“There are days-long delays and significant wastage of fresh produce,” said the Head of the Syndicate of Supermarket Owners, Nabil Fahd.
Meanwhile, farmers are selling approximately 80 percent less produce, according to the head of the Bekaa farmers’ association, Ibrahim Tarshishi.
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