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Banks in Mexico City will change their opening hours to avoid coronavirus infections

The opening time is at 10 a.m. The Mexican Banks Association and Claudia Sheinbaum also asked to change the payment dates to avoid crowds.

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Banks in Mexico City will change their opening hours to avoid coronavirus infections
Banks in Mexico City will change their opening hours to avoid coronavirus infections


As of this Wednesday, banks in Mexico City will change their opening hours from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., reports Claudia Sheinbaum, head of the local government and Association of the Banks of Mexico (AMB). All with the aim of preventing bank employees from using public transport in busy times.

According to Luis Niño De Rivera, President of the AMB, they are already in talks with the governments of Sonora and Guerrero to implement hourly measures in these cities.

Niño De Rivera also said that the banks will have 70% of their corporate employees work from home, which corresponds to 53,000 people, and will try to promote the use of CoDi, a payment platform that works via a QR code. launched last year by the Bank of Mexico, in small businesses to reduce the use of cash.

On the other hand, officials said they had asked Business Coordinating Council (CCE) companies, markets, Tianguis, associations, and unions to spread wages as far as possible and voluntarily throughout the month, with the aim of Avoid crowds on pick-up dates 15 and 30.

Sheinbaum commented that efforts are being made to enable secure public spaces outside of banking facilities with high demand from users to keep them safe.

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