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CCIAP pide revisar las restricciones de movilidad que ‘no acompañan’ la reapertura de actividades

CCIAP asks to review mobility restrictions that 'do not accompany' the reopening of activities

Currently there are mobility restrictions that do not accompany the economic activities that are about to open this Monday, August 17, 2020.
For the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP), this aspect should be reviewed, considering the development of health, social and economic indicators in order to make the corrections that the new environment warrants.

According to the organization, all the variables have to be weighed in order to structure a system that, on the one hand, safeguards health, avoiding crowds, and on the other is oriented towards an economic reactivation that, in a balanced way, allows jobs to be resumed and promote the recovery of the society.

The CCIAP indicated that it considers it necessary to review the functionality of the control points on the Inter-American highway, which is the backbone of the country's communication.

The traffic jam and disorder that occurs at these points takes time away, affecting productivity, especially in the supply chain.

In addition, a review of air mobility policies is required. Panama needs to send clear messages and reflect a roadmap for the gradual normalization of the operations of both the Tocumen International Airport and the Hub of the Americas, according to CCIAP statement.

From this Monday, August 17, beauty salons and barbershops will be able to serve clients, by appointment, with screens between each cubicle and without exceeding 50% of the capacity of the premises.

Likewise, the sale of vehicles and the opening of retail stores will be allowed. In the latter case, customers must collect the merchandise in the parking lot or at the door of the establishment. Also home delivery is possible.

Health Minister, Luis Francisco Sucre, warned that the curfew and quarantine that allows each person to leave for two hours, on the days that correspond to their gender, are maintained: women go out on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday, and the men, Tuesday and Thursday.

The minister also announced that public and private construction works will be allowed to resume, with significant progress in execution.

The sectors will have to open with the proper biosecurity measures to stop the contagion of the new coronavirus.
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