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New curfew times create chaos and anguish


The announcement of new traffic restrictions yesterday created new crises in the economic sectors that, although they agree with the measures notified by the #Government, do not stop feeling the negative impact of the time limits for their businesses.

#Supermarkets, banks, travel agencies, restaurants, hotels, clothing stores, interurban transport companies, wholesale and retail trade and other companies, activated emergency meetings to define how they will operate under the new regulations to stop the expansion of COVID-19 and at what times.

#Both shopping centers, supermarkets, and commercial banks announced in the afternoon the new hours that will govern customer service. The #Association of #Commercial #Banks (ABA) notified that as of today, #Monday through #Friday, the closing hours of all banking entities will be until 4:00 in the afternoon and that the first two #Saturdays and #Sundays in #January will be closed at all times.

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The CCN #Group informed that its supermarket chain (#National) will work today from 6:00 in the morning to 7:00 at night and that from #January 2 to 10 it will work from #Monday to #Friday from 6:00 in the morning to 5 : 00 in the afternoon, #Saturday and #Sunday from 6:00 in the morning to 12:00 noon with delivery service until 11:00 at night. The #Jumbo and #Centro #Cuesta #Nacional shopping centers will operate at the same time.

#Merchants
#When consulting the commercial sector represented by the #National #Organization of #Commercial #Companies (ONEC), by the #Dominican #Federation of #Merchants (FDC) and by the #National #Federation of #Merchants and #Entrepreneurs (#Fenacerd), their leaders expressed agreement with the new restrictions of #However, they suggested to the #Government greater rigor with the fulfillment of physical distancing to avoid public agglomerations.

#Iván #García, president of the FDC, stated that the business hours from #January 2 to 10 will be from #Monday to #Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and #Saturdays and #Sundays until 11:00 a.m. the morning.

#He added that since the announcement of the curfew extension was made, people began to feel the anxiety to stock up.

#Cancellations
The president of the #Dominican #Association of #Tour #Operators (#Adotur), #Jacinto #Fernández, said that immediately the #Government announced the new curfew hours, local clients began to request to travel agencies the cancellation of their reservations and the return of their money, which created a level of chaos.

#He explained that the people alleged that not having a circulation permit would make it difficult for them to travel to the hotels and then return to their homes. #Faced with this situation, the tour operators contacted the #Ministry of #Tourism (#Mitur) to seek alternatives and respond to the commitments already assumed.

#Flexibility
#Fernández explained that #Adotur suggested to the #Government, through the #Ministry of #Tourism, that people staying in hotels and tourist complexes be allowed to circulate from #December 31 to #January 4 until 7:00 at night, provided that #Present voucher or invoice from travel agencies, hotel exit letter or hotel check out ticket.

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#Despite efforts to find out the situation of the hotel sector with the new restrictions, it was not possible to obtain the statements of the #Association of #Hotels and #Tourism of the #Dominican #Republic (#Asonahores).

#Restaurants and night businesses dedicated to leisure and the entertainment industry are among the sectors most affected by the curfew hours established since the expansion of the #Covid pandemic in the country began last #March.

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The great sacrificed
#Nocturnal MSMEs

#Small and medium-sized companies in the formal and informal sector, especially those that operate at night, are the big ones sacrificed with the curfews announced since the pandemic began.

#Drink consumption
#Despite the fact that stores must close their doors from 5:00 in the afternoon between #January 2 and 10, 2021, the provision for sales of alcoholic beverages until 6:00 in the afternoon was not modified.

#Digital banking
The #Association of #Banks suggested that users use digital platforms and avoid crowds and contribute to reducing the presence of people in branches.

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