Administration mulls reopening of businesses

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THE administration has met with owners of restaurants and gaming establishments to discuss their possible reopening, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres said.

During a video conference with KKMP Radio on Monday, the governor said his administration and his economic task force continue to work with the government partners in the private sector.

He noted that there are still many businesses, including stores, that continue to operate for limited hours.

Since April 1, however, poker arcades and other gambling establishments have been shut down.

Stores, for their part, are required to limit by 50% the number of customers inside the establishments at the same time.

There also restrictions on the consumption of food and beverages in the premises of bars and restaurants.

Torres said his economic task force is now working with its private sector partners to determine how and when they can reopen their businesses while ensuring the safety of their personnel and customers.

“And we also want to reopen the government slowly,” the governor said.

In addition, he said he would like to thank the community for following the emergency directives.

“Thank you to all our partners who work tirelessly as we move forward while following the social distancing rules. As we reopen the CNMI, we need to ask for the public’s continuous support and patience as we try to figure out every critical component involved in reopening the Commonwealth. Let us continue to be vigilant.”




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