the capital of São Paulo, the estimated loss of tenants may reach R $ 6 billion in March
Vivaldo Ramos da Silva has been a shoe store manager for six years, in the central region of São Paulo. He says that right after the announcement that every State of São Paulo regressed to the Red Phase, the movement of customers in the business fell immediately. “And it will harm a lot of people, a lot of parents, the family who want to work, who want to take their daily bread home. With the closing, it won’t be cool. Co-workers are concerned about these 15 days, they should take other measures, close clandestine parties. ” Fecomercio foresees losses of R $ 11 billion in the sector with the new restrictions. In the capital city of São Paulo, the estimated loss of tenants may reach R $ 6 billion in March. The federation’s economic advisor, Fábio Pina, points out that trade is not responsible for the increase in the number of cases and pleads for government help so that traders can face the economic crisis.
“Measures for suspension of the payroll, partial or full, new incentives, with longer terms or greater grace period, and emergency aid, not to mention that the tax burden is not affected by any increase,” he said. With the new restrictions, all services considered non-essential, should close the posts. The measure includes restaurant bars. The president of the State Council of the Brazilian Association of Bars and Restaurants of São Paulo, Percival Maricato, said that he supports the new restrictive measures as long as the government intensifies the inspection of clandestine events. “We found out, they are multiplying and that people are trying to call the City Hall and are not being attended to. This sacrifice is useless if the state government does not act ”, he said. The Brazilian Association of Malls reported that the sector already complies with strict sanitary protocols, but will follow the determinations. The entity also declared that it is available to collaborate with the public power to consider alternative measures to the closing of trade.
* With information from the reporter Caterina Achutti