The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama Oeste rejected on Tuesday Resolution No. 15 of December 7, 2020, issued by the Municipal Council of La Chorrera, which extends the hours of curfew and dry law .
The Resolution in question establishes a new curfew and requests the competent authorities to monitor its “strict” compliance on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am
In addition, it prohibits the entrance to beaches, swimming pools, spas, lakes and rivers and establishes a dry law from Friday at 6:00 pm to Monday at 10:00 am, in addition to prohibiting recreational activities in playgrounds, courts and playing fields.
In a statement, the members of the West Panama Chamber of Commerce reiterated their concern for the health of the population, but recalled that applying the requested measures will directly affect ” the work of the Chorrera population ” and the stability of the companies that They would be affected by the new curfew with the closure of their activities.
The business union said that the province’s employer sector has given “clear signs of compliance with biosafety measures for the protection of customers and the general population.”
They maintain that “before issuing a legal norm, the corresponding authority must make a scientific, economic and social analysis of the causes of the events that it intends to regulate and the consequences that doing so would produce.”
They also recalled that the increase in coronavirus infections ( COVID-19 ) is due to the proliferation of clandestine parties, which are held outside the law and in breach of the orders of the health authorities.
Faced with this situation, they requested that “in a responsible manner”, the resolution be “definitively revoked”, since instead of sanctioning the offenders they are requesting the application of measures that affect companies and job creation.