the 30 areas of the City affected

To avoid crowds, activity in the busiest areas will be restricted and trade will be limited to essential businesses only

The head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, announced that the City of Buenos Aires “remains in quarantine” and that, in the new phase, “controls will be strengthened” in public transport, which will be only for workers with essential activities.

Meanwhile, in the “20 entrances between the Capital and the suburbs” controls will be intensified and activities in large shopping centers will be restricted, but neighborhood neighborhood trade will continue, according to Rodíguez Larreta.

In addition, he also announced a new limitation in shopping areas. In order to avoid crowds, activity in the busiest areas will be restricted and trade will be limited to essential businesses only.

“The problem is not commerce but the people that crowd And that occurs in some critical points of the City, “said Rodríguez Larreta.” We are going to maintain what neighborhood trade is, the proximity trade, which is reached by walking from their homes. In terms of quantity, they are the majority of shops but in places where there is no congestion. We are looking to reduce the risk of contagion. ”

“The shops essential, which were always open, will continue open throughout the City, “he clarified.” The ones that are restricted are the businesses that we have added in the last two weeks and are only restricted in places where there is an agglomeration of people. Neighborhood businesses follow the same guidelines: even days those with an even document, odd days those with an odd document. ”

These will be the commercial axes involved in the restriction:

– Microcentro, polygon between Av. Leandro N. Alem, Rivadavia, Carlos Pellegrini and Av. Santa Fe.

– Once, polygon between Av. Rivadavia, Boulogne Sur Mer, Lavalle and Larrea.

– Av. Avellaneda, between Bahía Blanca and Terrada.

– Av. Belgrano, between Jujuy and Entre Ríos.

– Av. Boedo, San Juan and Pavón.

– Av. Cabildo, between Maure and Céspedes.

– Av. Federico Lacroze, between Conesa and September 11, 1888

– Av. Córdoba, between Lavalleja and Thames.

– Av. Jujuy, between Cochabamba and Juan de Garay.

– Av. Santa Fe, between Cerrito and Uriburu.

– Av. Callao, between Marcelo T. de Alvear and Arenales.

– Av. Santa Fe, between Uriburu and Laprida.

– Av. Pueyrredón, between Arenales and Marcelo T. de Alvear.

– Av. Santa Fe, between Sánchez de Bustamante and Jerónimo Salguero.

– Av. Coronel Díaz, between Beruti and Güemes

– Av. Scalabrini Ortiz, between Lerma and José A. Cabrera.

– Av. Scalabrini Ortiz, between Aguirre and Camargo.

– Calle Aguirre, between Scalabrini Ortiz and Thames.

– Calle Libertad, between Rivadavia and Lavalle.

– Calle Paraná, between Rivadavia and Lavalle.

– Av. Cabildo, between Virrey del Pino and Olazábal.

– Av. Corrientes, between Julián Álvarez and Acevedo.

– Av. Corrientes, between Cerrito and Boulogne Sur Mer.

– Retiro stations transfer center, Av. Dr. José Ramos Mejía, between Av. Del Libertador and Av. Antártida Argentina.

– Transfer station Plaza Constitución station, polygon between Lima East, Brazil, Lima, O’Brien, Santiago del Estero and Constitución.

– Transfer station Plaza Once station, Av. Rivadavia between Av. Pueyrredón and Jean Jaures, Avenida Pueyrredón between Avenida Rivadavia and Bartolomé Miter, and Av. Jujuy between Av. Rivadavia and Hipólito Yrigoyen.

– Chacarita station transfer center, Av. Corrientes between Federico Lacroze and Maure, and Federico Lacroze between Av. Corrientes and Av. Forest.

– Plaza Italia – Pacífico transfer center, Av. Santa Fe between Gurruchaga and Av. Juan B. Justo.

– Liniers station transfer center, Av. Rivadavia between Timoteo Gordillo and Av. General Paz.

Businesses in crowded areas will need to lower the blinds again

Merchant complaints

The decision of the government of the City of Buenos Aires to resume the strategy of closing shops in various areas of the Capital represents a serious setback in terms of recovery of activity and presupposes an acceleration in the process of bankruptcy that crosses the sector, said this Sunday the Federation of Commerce and Industry (Fecoba).

“The quasi-terminal situation of neighborhood commerce is affected again today as a result of the decision of to restrict the exercise in the main centers and arteries commercial de la Ciudad, “Fecoba said in a statement.

“The merchant made many efforts to adapt his business to protocols, guaranteed social distancing and respected sanitary measures. It is not the responsibility of businesses if the movement of people on streets and avenues increases. We believe that it is essential that the measures be taken after a joint work between the government and the merchants themselves, “said Fecoba president Fabián Castillo.

For businessmen, the measure puts many entrepreneurs in bankruptcy

Castillo considered that “it is necessary look for creative tools that are superior and not easy-to-fulfill solutions that imply decreeing the death of SMEs in the City “.

“By the time it is decided to resume activity, between 25 and 35 percent of businesses will have disappeared, leaving a string of unemployed and having been de-financed by the State due to the impossibility of paying taxes. 70 days ago, most of the locals They are closed and what is at stake is subsistence, “Castillo stressed.

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