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Department stores in Mexico City could reopen on February 1st

So far the city has stayed at a red light, but this option is being negotiated as part of the “reactivate without risk” plan.

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Department stores in Mexico City could reopen on February 1st
Department stores in Mexico City could reopen on February 1st

Which stores will be open in Mexico City? Although the city continues to have a red epidemiological light, some stores can open their doors to “reactivate safely”.

In the local government’s morning press conference, Eduardo Clark, Digital Government Director General of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation (ADIP) stated that they are working with representatives of shopping malls and department stores to temporarily resume operations February 1.

According to the official, that decision will depend on a history of hospitalizations and infections in Mexico City (CDMX). When these plans come true, organizations must take the following steps:

  • Capacity of 20% and access limited to one person per family.

  • Open from Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and closed on weekends.

  • Weekly tests for land sellers.

  • Set up mechanisms for online sales and collect them in the parking lot.

  • Mandatory implementation of QR codes in facilities for employees and customers.

According to ANTAD, “the economic conditions in the sector have reached a point of no return which would mean that thousands of workers would lose their jobs and affect their families’ livelihoods” / Image: Depositphotos.com

On Wednesday January 20, the National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores (ANTAD) asked the government of CDMX and the state of Mexico (Edomex) to add these to the controlled reopening. Members of the sector and government officials are currently in talks to reach an agreement.

The first meeting with ANTAD took place on Thursday afternoon January 21st. Fadlala Akabani Hneide, Minister of Economic Development (SEDECO) stated: “The government of the capital is committed to the economy of this sector without endangering the health of the population, so the proposal is discussed with the city’s epidemiological council and virtual Meetings will continue to find a solution. ”

What other stores are opening in Mexico City?

Clark announced that reactivation of activities with companies in other key areas will be expanded and that stationery, kitchen supplies, opticians and construction equipment can be opened from Monday, January 25th.

In order for the businesses associated with these companies to be able to resume their activities, they must strictly adhere to the hygiene measures, a capacity of 20% and one person per family. You also need to register with hygiene measures. Covid19.cdmx.gob.mx

On the other hand, outdoor activities will also be allowed, among which the drive-in cinema stood out.

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