A FecomercioSP calculates that the migration of the State of São Paulo to the restriction rules of the red phase of the SP Plan will cause an average loss in the month of the order of R $ 11 billion. The figure, according to the entity, is similar to the measured impacts of the average monthly decline of April and May of last year.
The decision of Governor João Doria (PSDB-SP) was announced today during a press conference at Palácio dos Bandeirantes, headquarters of the São Paulo government, and will take effect from next Saturday 6. The measure aims to contain the spread of the contagion of the population by Covid , as well as reducing the number of deaths from the disease.
In the capital alone, FecomercioSP’s estimate is an average loss of R $ 6 billion in the month under measurement.
The biggest problem with the reinstallation of the Red Phase, which restricts the activity of sectors considered non-essential, in the view of FecomercioSP, is that it will not have the desired efficiency if it is not accompanied by a constant and intensive inspection of irregularities and clandestine activities.
The measure, which starts this Saturday (6) and runs until the next March 19, also provides for a restriction of movement at night.
In the understanding of FecomercioSP, formal commerce is not responsible for the proliferation of the new coronavirus, since the flexibility of the rules of operation of this sector has existed since August in several regions of the State.