Coronavirus affects artisan sales in Mazatlan

In the José María Pino Suárez report a drop of between 20 and 30 percent in the consumption of items alluding to the tourist destination in the event of cancellation of cruise ship arrivals

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The cancellation of the arrival of cruises to the port of Mazatlán began already this weekend to affect the sale of handicrafts within the José María Pino Suárez Municipal Market, since consumption fell between twenty and thirty percent, Currently remaining at fifty percent, Alejandro Ontiveros Aramburo reported.

The secretary of the board of directors of the Union of Tenants explained that sales in these periods regularly amount to eighty percent, but due to the situation of the coronavirus pandemic, they expect that from this Monday onwards sales will fall even more due to the low influx tourists who could arrive by land for the Easter holiday period.

“Right now we hear comments from colleagues, sales are at fifty or sixty percent, maximum, being that at this time it was normally eighty or ninety percent and on weekends about one hundred percent then yes, yes It has seriously affected this global pandemic. “

He explained that the situation becomes critical for the tenants of the different market stalls, especially those that offer tourist products, since the issue of the Coronavirus is uncertain as long as it will generate economic losses, because if the problem increases, the consumption will be less of this type of products.

Ontiveros Arámburo maintains the faith that the situation does not worsen in Mexico, that is why the tenants have taken pertinent measures such as the use of mouth covers, gloves and even antibacterial gel, and those who do not have them is because they are waiting for the supplier make deliveries within these days.

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