The BOE has published an order of the Council of Ministers that establishes exceptions in the transport of live animals during the period of the health alert generated by the coronavirus COVID-19.
More than 10,000 veterinarians are working these days in slaughterhouses, farms, food industries, aquaculture facilities, distribution companies, collective catering, official public health and inspection services, analysis laboratories or customs control, among other places, with the aim of guaranteeing the population supply and food security in Spain during the state of alarm.
The Council of Ministers has given the green light to the first tranche of 20,000 million euros in the line of public guarantees for loans to companies as part of the 100,000 million that it approved last week to combat the devastating economic effects of the coronavirus. The State will guarantee 80% of loans to self-employed workers and SMEs, for which 10,000 million of that first tranche has been reserved. For the rest of the companies, the guarantee will be 70% in new loans and 60% in renewals.
From the Secretary of State for Commerce, a Guide of Good Practices has been published to respond to the concerns and doubts generated in the commercial sector to help adopt the appropriate measures that guarantee the safety of the personnel…
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Agricultural, livestock and aquaculture production, as well as fishing activity, transformation of agricultural and fishery products, veterinary centers or clinics, transport and distribution of food, as well as its commercialization through retail sales to consumers, form the food supply chain whose activity must be guaranteed in the state of alarm. This implies that the activity of agri-food companies as a whole, including agricultural, livestock, aquaculture and fishing activities, must be maintained, but also that of the companies that, in turn, supply them with the necessary inputs for their operation.
The containment measure to prevent the spread of Covid 19, according to decree-law 463/2020, contemplates the reduction of commercial activity, cultural facilities, recreational establishments and activities, hotel and restaurant activities, and other additional activities.