Appeal for restaurants to remain open till late with immediate effect

The Association of Catering Establishments appealed to the Government to permit the full opening of restaurants with immediate effect, while it stressed that there is no evidence that restaurants were the cause of the Covid spread.

In a statement, the association stated that the situation for these businesses is becoming more difficult with more establishments reporting their intention to close doors. It added that, apart from the full operation of the establishments, it is also critical that vouchers are distributed to mitigate the financial difficulties of establishments.

ACE welcomed the various measures announced by the government, including those connected with the MTA licences and regarding rents and electricity and water bills.