Last updated on March 21, 2020
Chetumal, Q.R. — State governor Carlos Joaquín González says that due to COVID-19, the government will offer various fiscal incentives to companies, as well as agree to preserve their workforce and ensure access to food support.
These were among some of the measures announced by the governor in response to the contingency by COVID-19. In a public broadcast, the governor said that only six positive case of the virus have been confirmed in Quintana Roo. He also reported that in the face of the current pandemic, his administration has a strategy that involves saving lives, offering support for families and rapid recovery.
He says firstly, they will continue to maintain, monitor and identify cases of patients and their contacts. Filters will remain in place in all entry points and that some new health centers that are still not used such as that of Nicolás Bravo, Leona Vicario and Tulum, as well as the Chetumal Oncology Hospital, would be adapted to provide this type of care. Even the Cozumel, Chetumal and Cancun Convention Centers could be adapted if need be.
In the axis of support, fiscal incentives will be provided to companies in the way of deferred tax payments for those who do not fire workers, to survive the contingency.
Starting in April, monthly food support will be provided for those who have lost their jobs. He has also requested companies such as the IMSS, Infonavit, Aguakan, CFE along with banking, telephone, pay television and internet providers, make billing dates more flexible and avoid suspending services. He also asked businesses like gas stations, supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores to keep supplies stocked and avoid inflating prices.
In the axis of recovery, if the workforce and infrastructure are maintained, an immediate promotion can be made to reactivate the destinations once the current crisis is overcome. This includes resuming all postponed events and the rescheduling of trips to the state’s destinations, with attractive packages and national and international promotional campaigns.