Peru President: Most businesses to reopen in June

16:26 | Lima, Apr. 14.

The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday affirmed that a large number of businesses will reopen in June, as the second stage of the fight against COVID-19 is introduced.

"In the second stage, the country's activities will resume gradually (…), other companies will have to go through a process to restart operations such as those in the construction sector. Construction will be allowed, but with security protocols. There will be work, but it will be a slow start," Mr. Vizcarra said from the Government Palace.

"The agro-export sector will also reopen, fishery, too, as well as other sectors that will generate economic activities. Therefore, a large number of companies will see a resumption of economic activity, which will be supervised so that all labor standards are met," he stressed.

However, the Head of State acknowledged there are companies that will face months without income since mass gatherings will be prohibited. 

"For example, (that is the case of) restaurants or cinemas, where large numbers of people are gathered and can infect others. So, it will take a while before they can reopen," he explained.

On this occasion, the President was joined by members of the Council of Ministers. The event was held at the Government Palace in Lima.

Tuesday marks the thirtieth day of mandatory social isolation.

Published: 4/14/2020
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