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Spanish restaurateurs face the worst summer since the Civil War due to the Covid-19

The increase in Covid-9 infections during the month of August has forced the Spanish administrations to apply more restrictive measures, which have aggravated the situation of bar and restaurant owners.

The economic problems began in April were they worsened by the absence of tourists due to international travel restrictions. Now, with the summer situation, personal finances are becoming unsustainable for many entrepreneurs in the sector.

The aid from the Spanish social-communist government has been insufficient and came late for many people, those who are forced to close their business. Business associations estimate the final closing of 65,000 premises after the summer.

August 2020 by DeSoto

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More than 140 hotels have been closed in Mallorca this month

Restrictions imposed by Germany, the UK and other markets with Mallorca as destination, have led to the closure of 144 hotels during August.

This number represents 36% of the opened hotels. It seems that it will not improve the next month, because agencies and tour operators have cancelled their operations for the first half of September.

August 2020 by DeSoto

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Chef José Andrés’ NGO delivers 2.000.000 meals during the pandemic in Spain

Marbella (Málaga), 17th June (EFE)

World Central Kitchen, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) run by chef José Andrés, has achieved two million meals distributed in Spain to the most vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

The chef thanked all the volunteers for their work and went to Marbella (Malaga), one of the cities where his organisation worked, where the kitchens of the luxury Hotel Villapadierna were used by the NGO.

According to the data he has provided, more than 16 million meals have been distributed in America so far, with an average of 350,000 a day, also covering hospitals such as those in New York, which have been provided with «breakfast, lunch and dinner».

June 2020 by DeSoto

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