Saint Kitts and Nevis advances in economy recovery from Covid-19
Basseterre, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Saint Kitts and Nevis' government is currently advancing in the recovery of the local market, the hotel sector and severance payments, after months of fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Minister of Labor, Wendy Phipps.
With the closure of the San Cristobal borders on March 25, the Federation operates under the declaration of a state of emergency that includes regulations on the movement of people, the use of facemasks, as well as social and physical distancing to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The paralysis of the tourism sector at the end of March caused the layoff of residents in several of the main hotels in the nation and as of August 13, claims for payment compensation amount to almost 800, said Minister Phipps.
Along with Prime Minister Timothy Harris the minister of Labor led several meetings with the staff and management of The Marriott, The Royal St. Kittts and The Four Seasons hotels to analyze and set out strategies in order to recover the activity after the Covid-19 impact.
In this sense, the manufacturing sector takes positive steps in the midst of the economic situation and returned 75 percent of its workers to active employment.
Phipps, who is also a senator, pointed out that the government led by the Team Unity is open to holding similar consultations with other employees of the Federation, aimed at providing information on employment, the economic impact and providing comfort in relation to the avenues of assistance available to citizens.
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