The Catalan government will compensate with 2.500 euros the shops of shopping malls and with areas exceeding 400 square meters forced to close between 7 and 17 January, following the measures agreed this Monday by the Procicat with the aim of containing coronavirus infections.
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In total, the line of aid will amount to 10 million euros. As for the rules, they will be specified in the coming days and will be published in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat (DOGC). The aid was agreed this afternoon in a meeting between the representatives of the affected sector and the Vice President of the Government, Pere Aragonès; the Minister of Business and Knowledge, Ramon Tremosa, and the Secretary General of Health, Marc Ramentol.
The people in charge of the businesses will be able to request the aids electronically through the Canal Empresa once the DOGC has published the bases and the terms to process them. This process will still take a few days, as is also happening in the case of aid for the Cerdanya and Ripollès -affected by the perimeter confinement of fifteen days- as the bases are still being drafted.
Those shops that can open on weekdays but have to close their doors for the next two weekends will be excluded from the 2,500 euro aid.