The coronavirus disease has taken a toll in Nigeria, especially on commercial $ɛx workers who are crying due to low patronage.
This comes as economic and public life grinds to a stop following different lockdown in most states as a means of mitigating the spread of the virus.
Over the past week, schools, parks, markets, club houses,churches etc have been emptied and making business men and women financially policed.
Now, call girls in Delta State have blamed coronavirus as patronage has dropped for fear of having been infected by the disease.
The assistant Manager of one of the five-star hotels on Mariam Babangida Way in Asaba, Mr. Godwin Johnson said the disease has put his job on the line.
A club attendant who identified herself as Vidal, said 10 out the 22 workers at their “Rock and Roll” organisation, had been placed on standby, due to low patronage.
“Since the disease hit Nigeria through Lagos State and Abuja, and government emphasised restricted access at air and seaports, and banned mass gathering, offering of social amenities and playing of danceable music at clubs drastically dropped within Asaba metropolis. The aftermath is the job insecurity we have been plunged into.”
Vidal said commercial ‘sekz’ workers had recorded very little or low patronage since the outbreak of the flu-like disease known globally as coronavirus.
Meanwhile, a proprietor of an establishment that provides accommodation, foods and drinks on DBS Road saids the disease would be a blessing in disguise.
“We overcame Ebola, Monkey-pox, and Lassa fever as a nation. Coronavirus will not be an exception. The spread has seriously affected nightlife. Male customers have stayed away, female counterparts are lonely. There is low patronage now.”
Now, call call can only deal with the cold as the pandemic takes its toll.