To encourage both economic reactivation and vaccination against COVID-19 among the inhabitants of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (ZMG), the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry (Canirac) in Jalisco launched a campaign so that in affiliated businesses, discounts and promotions are applied to customers who present proof of immunization.
The president of the business organization, Mario Alberto Ávalos González, affirmed that the objective of this measure is to generate awareness among the people of Guadalajara.
He explained that while some establishments that participate in the strategy offer discounts, in others they give away drinks, desserts, or appetizers.
“It’s the way we want to tell society, in general, to get vaccinated; that they do it so that they, their family can take care of themselves and we honor all those who take the opportunity to be vaccinated,” he said.
He stressed that around 70 brands representing about 600 restaurants have joined the initiative.
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Regarding the proposal to request the inoculation certificate to allow entry to businesses, as has been established in other cities in Mexico, Ávalos González stressed that it is not recommended.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 infections, since July 30, the State Government decided to lower the capacity in restaurants to 50%, which must close their doors at midnight. In addition, it suspended the operation of bars, clubs and canceled the massive events of more than 300 people.
After the meeting of the Board of Health, the governor ruled out the application of additional restrictive measures in shops and other recreational spaces.