CDMX restaurants will reopen on January 18;  must test their employees for COVID-19 every week

CDMX restaurants will reopen on January 18; must test their employees for COVID-19 every week

covid restaurants

With the objective of jump start the economy safely in the face of the health emergency due to the rebound in coronavirus infections (COVID-19), authorities of the Mexico City held on Wednesday night a virtual work table with restaurant owners.

At the end of the meeting, the Government of Mexico City reported through a statement that Its reopening is contemplated from next Monday, January 18, under strict sanitary measures. This announcement would be made official this Friday the 15th.

“Among the agreements, it was established hold permanent work tables every Wednesday to review the reopening action protocols, in a gradual and progressive manner, in relation to the behavior of the epidemiological traffic light in Mexico City, ”the document reads.

The government pointed out that in the new reopening the restaurateurs must ask diners to register their stay using the QR code to track possible cases of contagion and carry out weekly employee sampling with COVID-19 PCR tests.

Archive image. Customers register before entering the Comedor de los Milagros restaurant after the city government implemented a QR code registration system to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Mexico City, Mexico. November 25, 2020. REUTERS / Henry Romero

Archive image. Customers register before entering the Comedor de los Milagros restaurant after the city government implemented a QR code registration system to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Mexico City, Mexico. November 25, 2020. REUTERS / Henry Romero

It was also announced that the food union will not pay the Payroll Tax (ISN) in January, an amount that adds up to 20 million pesos, and will benefit from 100,000 direct support for 2,200 pesos to the employees of the sector, for an amount of 220 million pesos.

At the virtual meeting, the heads of the Government Secretariats, José Alfonso Suárez del Real and Aguilera; of Economic Development (Sedeco), Fadlala Akabani Hneide; of Tourism (Sectur), Carlos Mackinlay Grohmann; from the Digital Agency for Public Innovation (ADIP), José Antonio Peña Merino; the president of the Citizen Council for Security and Justice, Salvador Guerrero Chiprés, and representatives of the restaurant sector.

The mayors of Benito Juárez, Santiago Taboada; from Cuauhtémoc, Néstor Núñez; from Cuajimalpa, Adrián Rubalcava; by Miguel Hidalgo, Víctor Hugo Romo; and Venustiano Carranza, Julio César Moreno.

Since last Monday, January 11, workers from various restaurants in the capital and the State of Mexico have demonstrated in the streets under the slogan #AbrimosOMorimos, to protest the closure of activities for another week of their premises, which in a future, according to them, would lead to bankruptcy.

More from Author Ben Oakley here: https://globelivemedia.com/author/ben-oakley/

Ben Oakley
Ben Oakley is the guy you can really trust when it comes to Mainstream News. Whether it is something happening at the Wall Street of New York City or inside the White House in Washington, D.C., no one can cover mainstream news like Ben. Get a daily dose of Trustworthy News by Ben Oakley, only at Globe Live Media.