There will be no reopening of cafes, bars and restaurants by the end of 2020: this is what franceinfo learned from concordant sources. The date of January 15 for the resumption of activity of these establishments is mentioned to the Ministry of the Economy, but nothing has yet been decided. We will have to wait until next week, and a new intervention by Jean Castex, to have a definitive date.
New financial aid
Still according to franceinfo, this announcement will be accompanied by additional financial aid for the hotel and catering sector. A specific support plan is being prepared. Many meetings on the subject are being organized at the moment.
Regarding so-called “non-essential” businesses, discussions are continuing. The federations and representatives of the sector are calling for a reopening from November 27 or November 28, au moment du Black Friday. “Before the end of the year holidays, for shops, every weekend, every Saturday counts“said Patrick Seguin, president of the Bordeaux-Gironde Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to AFP.
The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire announced on Monday thata new health protocol was “to be concluded on Friday”. It concerns “all shops and supermarkets“, explained the minister. “The faster we can open, the better”, estimated Bruno Le Maire, who conditions these reopening to the fact that “the epidemic continues to ebb”.