PM Orban announces that he analyzes with specialists the calendar for reopening of the shopping malls

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has said he is currently analyzing with specialists the calendar for a gradual resumption of activity of the large commercial centres, if the epidemiological situation allows is, with the commercial activities to become operational in a first stage.

According to a post on the Facebook page of the Government, the PM on Monday evaluated, together with the representatives of the Association of Real Estate Investors in Romania the effects of the measures meant to support the economy affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as the decision to be taken next, in resuming the operations in this sector under safety conditions.

“The Prime Minister has said that he is currently analyzing with specialists the calendar for the gradual resumption of the activity in the large commercial centres, in June, if the epidemiological situation allows it. In a first stage, the commercial activities will be the ones to become operational, while the activity of cinema halls, restaurants and playgrounds in these centres, which involve an increased epidemiological risk, is still to be analyzed. The representatives of the Association of Real Estate Investors in Romania also mentioned they are prepared to restart activity in malls so that the safety and health requirements to be observed and the citizens protected,” reads the post.

Moreover, another item on the consultations referred to the facilities this sector needs to return to normal economic activity.

“Prime Minister Orban said that, in social terms, the employees whose activity cannot be resumed will benefit from the furlough measure including after June 1, 2020, with new active support measures to be taken for them to be able to keep their jobs. In supporting the economy, after the measures that were already taken, the Government prepared an economic relaunch plan aimed at stimulating investments, through credit guarantee mechanisms for the working capital and state aid schemes,” shows the same post.

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