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Sex Workers Celebrate Curfew Extension

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Some commercial sex workers in the Freetown central business district have commended President Julius Maada Bio for shifting the nationwide curfew from 9 to 11pm till dawn. These women of the street described the decision as progressive as it would improve their trade and livelihood activities which had been hampered by COVID-19.

The move by President Bio to ease the Coronavirus restrictions ranging from moving the night curfew from 11pm to dawn and lifting the inter-district lockdown among others is seen as an appealing move by sex workers who say they suffered for a very long time due to the enforcement of rigid Coronavirus limitations.

Even though the effort by government is seen as a commendable venture by sex traders, they however asked to be considered and involved in the ongoing government unconditional money transfer scheme for the less privileged. These women in the sex industry say they are aware of the fact that the sex trade is illegal, adding that they are asking to be provided with start-up funds to take up other business ventures that will allow them to go off the streets.  

As government is working to curtail the spread of the virus, women and girls in the sex trade are potential means of transmitting the virus in communities; and as such, must be given attention especially with the emerging denial of Coronavirus and the recent lack of interest by some citizens in the fight.

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