For the government of Mexico City the stores of Grupo Salinas, Elektra and Coppel, provide an «essential» service to the bank population and the receipt of remittances, so these can remain open, despite restrictions arising from the health contingency by the coronavirus.
This was told at a media press conference by the secretary of the capital government, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, at which, however, she said that these stores do not have permission to sell other products.
«There is an essential activity, of Elektra and Coppel, which is the banking service, and the receipt of remittances that they send to Mexico from other countries, mainly from the United States. This is an essential service for the economy of capital families,» the civil servant raised.
«But, of course, there is no permit to sell other types of products. Only (allowed) the banking issue and the receipt of remittances is (allowed),» clarified Rosa Icela Rodríguez.
Questioned by the media via virtual conference, then there would be the possibility of a «partial closure» of these two stores that have multiple branches in the capital and in much of the country, the civil servant merely replied: «That is the agreement».
«But it is not being fulfilled so far,» one journalist insisted in his question. It can be seen that these stores are selling other products. Will there be any action on the part of the government?
«It needs to be reviewed,» the capital government secretary replied. But what I do mean is that you do need the resources and remittances, which is one of the main income that capitalians have to survive in this city. Resources that come from the plains who went to the United States to work are required.
Animal Político published on Tuesday that on April 14th four director of Banco Azteca, of the Salinas Group, gathered the workers to inform them of a positive case of Covid 19 between the labor plant. They were told that there would surely be more contagions in the future, but they asked them to remain calm and not to «blow land» on Grupo Salinas but, instead, to thank them for having a job.
30 businesses closed in the center
On the other hand, as regards the sanctions imposed on other non-essential businesses that kept their doors open, despite the authority’s mandate to remain closed, the city’s government secretary reported that they have now closed «around 30 businesses» in the historic centre of the capital, although she stressed that around 95% of the centre’s establishments did close.
«First they are given one notice, then another, and if they do not comply they are already shut down because they do not support the measures implemented to prevent the contagion of coronavirus in the city.»
«But it’s not about chasing for chasing,» she stressed, «but about closing those places where there are congregations of people and not practicing healthy distance.»
As of this Tuesday, when Phase 3 of the coronavirus pandemic was decreed in Mexico, in Mexico City there are 2 thousand 710 confirmed cases, 529 intubated, and 190 deaths.
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