Lucas Palacios said that «agglomerations must be avoided in steps one, two, three, four and five.» About the 14.1% drop in the economy in the second quarter, he said the situation «has begun to recover in the third quarter, due to better sanitary conditions, which are gradually allowing the economy to reopen.»
The Minister of Economy, Lucas Palacios, said this day that he is not in favor of limiting the opening of shopping centers to certain phases of the process of deconfunding, as raised by the mayors of Estación Central, Rodrigo Delgado and Santiago, Felipe Alessandri, after the agglomerations provoked yesterday in the center of the capital, on the first day of the «Transition» stage.
Palacios said that «agglomerations must be avoided in steps one, two, three, four and five. I’m not about any more restrictions, but I’m about to get more education.»
The owner of Economía further stated that situations like those that were lived yesterday in the Chinese Mall, «it is proof that many people are having a hard time and that they went to that place because they needed products to be able to resell them, the damage to the economy is very profound, I think we must address it among all, with responsibility».
«As long as we are responsible, take care of ourselves, and take care of others, the sooner we will also be able to recover those much-needed sources of employment,» Palacios added.
In another matter, the minister also referred to the 14.1% drop in the Chilean economy during the second quarter and argued on his Twitter account that «the good news is that the economy has begun to recover in the third quarter, due to better health conditions, which are allowing the economy to re-reopen, but also supported by better international scenery and measures being implemented by the Government and the Central Bank»