translated from Spanish: Digital platforms, hope of restaurants to avoid losses by Covid-19

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Morelia, Michoacán.- The home-delivery service offered by digital platforms such as Uber Eats, Rappi and Devy are the hope that the restaurants have to continue earning income, if the prevention measures for the Covid-19 coronavirus are radicalized and force them to limit their operation to one more, said Alejandro Hernández Torres, president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry and Seasoned Foods (Canirac) in Michoacán.
In an interview, the entrepreneur said that stopping the services offered by restaurants is an option that very few owners can afford and, compared to the contingency that was recorded in 2009 by influenza A H1N1, there are now applications and services that offer to take food at home so that it is possible to continue to operate if it is to be dictated that these economic units stop receiving diners.
“The service offered by these applications is a marvel and could help us to continue to rub if stronger measures are applied because of the health contiguity that is experienced by the Coronavirus Covid-19, in 2009 the sector had serious losses because many businesses had to close, let’s hope this does not happen,” he explained.
It considered that each restaurant could record losses of up to 80% from its usual sales if they are forced to close or only offer home service, without having to resort to any application.
Therefore, he said, the sector was trained to be able to operate with the proper sanitary measures how only to allow the capacity of between 40 50%, maintain distance between table and table, place sanitary filters in the entrances and exits of the establishments, as well as special measures to clean the dishes.

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