The Government of the Republic categorically denies the biased information that circulates on social networks and through “whatsapp” about an alleged total closure of economic activities and a possible shortage of products in the country’s supermarkets, in the coming days.
More than four months ago the country began with the application of the protocols that have shown its maturity cycle and that even some, such as those of supermarkets and shopping centers, are already in their second stage of review in accordance with the guidelines defined by the Ministry of Health.
The opening process contemplates a strict control of capacity to avoid agglutination, both in commercial establishments and in food and service establishments.
In this sense, the Government of the Republic launched the shared management model “Costa Rica Works and Takes Care” headed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) in conjunction with the Municipal Development and Advisory Institute (IFAM) , the National Emergency Commission (CNE), the mayors and the chambers; which implements a model of shared responsibility for monitoring the application of sector protocols for business continuity in industry, commerce and services.
“From the government we are clear about the situation facing the country before COIVD-19 and the economic consequences of this whole situation. That is why all the measures we have adopted to guarantee business continuity seek to protect employment and the fluidity of activity in the sectors. However, once again we appeal to a safeguard of individual behaviors to avoid as much as possible the saturation of hospital capacity. We trust in the commitment of the various sectors and people to act responsibly in a controlled opening, ”said the Minister of Economy, Victoria Hernández.
The population is reminded of the use of the mask, hand washing and physical distancing.