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CCE head says only a handful of businesses will apply to operate over capacity

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Of the more than 5,000 establishments in Riviera Maya, only a handful are expected to apply to exceed their capacity under the current orange epidemiological light.

Lenin Amaro Betancourt, president of the Business Coordinating Council of the Riviera Maya said that the new measures of proof of vaccination and / or a negative covid test will prevent most from applying.

The head of the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE) says of the more than 5,000 establishments located in Riviera Maya, only 100 or 200 will apply for permission to increase their maximum capacity by the allowed 20 percent.

“To increase the capacity, which is currently at 50 percent according to the orange epidemiological light, it is necessary to comply with several requirements such as requesting vaccination certificates or negative covid-19 tests from workers and clients in addition to new investments, which at the moment are not feasible for everyone,” he pointed out.

“According to our calculations, there would be around 100 or 200 at most that would seek to increase capacity, since it also requires an investment. Not everyone is in a position to do so,” he reiterated.

Amaro Betancourt admitted that initially there was confusion with businesses thinking everyone needed to comply with the new requirements, but clarifications have since seen made that it only applies to businesses seeking to increase their capacities.

“The authorities clarified that it is for those who want to increase the capacity, which is currently 50 percent. We are talking that in order to have 20 percent more, five new measures must be complied with, including having all employees vaccinated or presenting negative covid-19 tests every third day,” he added.