The contingency for the coronavirus caused in San Miguel de Allende the loss of at least 7 thousand direct jobs, reported mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal.
In this sense, he pointed out that out of 600 restaurants of all levels in this municipality, only half or less of them will be able to reopen, once things go bck to normal.
Villarreal emphasized that there is no support from the Federal Government, despite the fact that they keep 78 of every 100 cents that Guanajuato contribute in taxes.
The mayor indicated that unlike the catastrophic management of the economy at the federal level, the Municipality made an effort to support everyone, including small and ordinary merchants, agricultural workers and workers from other sectors, with an initial budget of 30 million pesos.
He also pointed out that they have generated 1,200 temporary jobs, 250 of them with the support of the State Government, which can be sustained until the last day of August and that they are also receiving other state supports that have already been announced.
However, Alberto Villarreal also clarified that this municipality, despite its strong tourist activity, not only depends on that, but it is also the most important dairy basin in the state, it has an important agricultural industry and the Industrial Park that was inaugurated four years ago generates 6,400 permanent jobs.
Luis Alberto Villarreal concluded that SMA could reopen some businesses, mainly restaurants, stores and shops in a staggered manner, prioritizing local consumption, as late as next month.
However, to reopen the city completely, he said that they will have as reference the control of the pandemic in Mexico City and the State of Mexico.
San Miguel Times Newsroom