At the height of the lockdown which started in March last year, hand washing stations had been set up at the entrances of shopping malls, supermarkets, arcades, markets, and taxi parks. Among other public spaces. Here, guards would remind every person to wash their hands, before entering the buildings. It had become a practice for some and a habit for many as campaigns intensified.
Gerald Kayemba, a vendor outside Kalerwe main market, says the demand for lemon and ginger is lower compared to November 2020. He says although most of his clients believe lemons and ginger offer high protection against coronavirus, they have now gotten used to leaving without consuming extracts from them.