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Safety First! Natasha Salon is not opening business for eid amid COVID-19 pandemic

We must all use our platforms to raise awareness and make people stay home and be safe!.

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Pakistan’s one of the top makeup artist and salon ower, Natasha Lakhani announces that their business will remain closed keeping the safety of the public as their first priority.

Though many salons and beauty parlors across the country have resumed their business under certain precautionary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs after government’s decision to open various businesses before eid.

However, Natasha Salon has decided not to open the business and be more vigilant towards public safety.

In a detailed post on social media, Natasha Salon has notified that “the standard of decision making is the essence of good governance. We, as a nation, continue to suffer on account of the lack of effective leadership. Our concerns are compounded when protectors (such as Courts) weigh economic interests above the general welfare of all citizens.”

“I have been most upset & disappointed with the developments that have come about in the last 24 hours or so. I have, hence, been unable to put up any beauty related content without first addressing what feels most important”, says Natasha owner of the salon.

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“There is no SOP that is 100% that can protect you from getting the disease. We already risk our lives when we step out for the essential things we need to do. We are in the midst of a peak & the sheer thought of what this ruling is now going to cause, with hoards of people feeling it is okay to step out, with no smart lockdown, not even a basic lockdown, we will be in more trouble than we can imagine”, the statement further added. 

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The standard of decision making is the essence of good governance. We, as a nation, continue to suffer on account of lack of effective leadership. Our concerns are compounded when protectors (such as Courts) weigh economic interests above general welfare of all citizens. All day today, I have wanted to but have been unable to post on social media platforms. I have been most upset & disappointed with the developments that have come about in the last 24 hours or so. I have, hence, been unable to put up any beauty related content without first addressing what feels most important. So this has to be said on my platform, because what’s the point of having a voice if one can’t use it to start discussions that are truly important. We have since yesterday received a barrage of calls asking if we’re open for services for Eid, mostly because the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered ‘resumption of normalcy’. First things first. Nothing is normal or back to normal! We have just been allowed to open shop & remove all Corona related limitations in the midst of a PEAK. This is being done due to enormous economical / social pressures, which have nothing to do with the fact that numbers of COVID 19 affectees are increasing on an hourly basis; that people both young and old, sick and healthy, are dying from it. We already have put extraordinary pressures on our health systems & are ever increasingly encumbering Hospitals & health workers with exponential risks. I understand that shutting shop and sitting at home is impossible, but what is possible is trying to do our best to social distance & stay home until and unless it is ESSENTIAL. If you must shop, do so online. Do not stand outside shops stuck to each other in lines to get that Eid outfit or roam around in malls. If you want to eat food that you’ve been missing, order in. Sanitise boxes containing food ordered, or just, like the rest of us, make that food at home with love & in safety… (Swipe right to read the entire post) #realtalk #hastobesaid #cannotbelievetheignorance #stayhome #covid19 📸 by @samo.designer6

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“We must all use our platforms to raise awareness and do what we can to make people stay home. Please I request everyone with influence do not tell your followers to go shopping in malls, stores, salons, gatherings just because it’s Eid”, says another social media post by Natasha Salon.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.