After coronavirus, 30% of businesses in Tijuana have been closed

The most affected industries are bars, restaurants, hotels and travel agencies

The crisis brought on by the coronavirus around the world caused millions of businesses to close around the world as a preventive measure to avoid further infections in the world.

Because of the confinement generated by the pandemic, an estimated 800 small businesses in the border city of Tijuana began to close due to lack of resources to continue.

"We began the year with 2 thousand 500 members, and now, as of Monday, 200 have closed permanently," said Gina Villalobos, president of the National Chamber of Small Commerce (CANACOPE).

She said that if the state does not change to orange light soon, 600 more businesses could be added to the permanent shutdown list. It was announced that most of the people with businesses that have already closed or are about to close are entrepreneurs who have declared that they will join the assembly sector.

The president of CANACO in Tijuana, Jorge Macias, explained that four months after the confinement, only 10 to 15 percent of its one thousand 500 affiliated businesses have restarted operations.

Those most affected by the closure are the industries dedicated to providing services to tourism, such as bars, restaurants, hotels and travel agencies.

With information from Milenio


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