CDMX restaurants ask to be considered an essential activity to avoid its extinction

Entrepreneurs and restaurateurs they assure that if the Red light in Mexico City (CDMX) extends beyond January 10, 122 thousand restaurants would close, 450 thousand direct and indirect jobs would be lost and a production chain estimated at 100 billion pesos would be put at risk.

Faced with this scenario, they ask the head of the capital’s Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, that the restaurant sector be declared an essential activity.

Arturo Cervantes, owner of the Arturo’s restaurant (one of the 10 best restaurants in Mexico), asked Claudia Sheinbaum to allow the restaurants to reopen after January 10, even if it is with 30 percent capacity and with all the necessary sanitary measures, since otherwise they would be in “mortal danger, they could disappear.”

“I ask the head of government to continue doing her job as she is doing and to allow us to open as an essential activity,” she said in an interview with Ciro Gómez Leyva in the newscast “In the morning” on Radio Fórmula.

He stressed that, after the reopening on July 1, 2019, where the health protocols were most complied with were the restaurants, which have been highly controlled and monitored by the authorities, which has not led to their being sources of infection.

He also asked Arturo Herrera, Secretary of the Treasury; and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), President of Mexico, facilities for restaurateurs can meet their tax obligations.

He assured that from March 2020 to date, most of the restaurateurs They have fulfilled these obligations, however, their resources have been running out little by little, so they need help.

“I am asking the president, Mrs. Claudia Sheinbaum and Arturo Herrera to support the entire restaurant sector. We need a little oxygen, to give us facilities to meet our tax obligations. Since the first closing of March 17, to date we have complied with our tax obligations, “he said.

Arturo Cervantes reminded the officials that, although they do not open or have sales only at home, the costs of gas, water, electricity and rent continue.


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