The Generalitat forces bookstores to close on weekends

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The Book Chamber of Catalonia denounces the lack of credibility of the Government of the Generalitat, which last September declared culture an essential good and now excludes bookshops from establishments authorized to open on weekends.

The Book Chamber of Catalonia, an association made up of the Publishers, Booksellers, Distributors and Graphic Communication unions, in the face of the final decision of the Government of the Generalitat not to include bookshops in the list of activities that can sell essential products over the next two weekends , has issued a statement in which it expresses its deep concern about the lack of credibility of the Government of the Generalitat.

The House justifies this lack of credibility by the inconsistency with respect to its own resolution of 22 September 2020 declaring culture as an essential good.

The statement goes on to say that she is totally disappointed and deceived by the resolution of the Government of the Generalitat and will continue to fight for the book to maintain its essential role in the lives of citizens.

The new measures for the containment of COVID-19 applicable from January 7 in Catalonia, Only allow 30% of the capacity in small businesses and shopping centers less than 400 m2 and non-sedentary markets. Forcing them to close on weekends, except for establishments dedicated to the sale of essential products and services that appear in the second annex of the decree of the Generalitat.

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