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Entertainment and catering entrepreneurs admit strike due to limitations

Entrepreneurs in the entertainment and restaurant sector in Luanda admit to paralyzing work and going on strike to contest the limitations imposed by the authorities due to covid-19, referring that there are operators who “have not worked for two years”.


The claim was advanced by the sector's entrepreneur and DJ Cláudio Rodrigues, better known in the entertainment world as "DJ Malvado", referring that there are "people who have not been in business for more than two years" in the sector.

"DJ Malvado", who defended dialogue with the authorities, said that businessmen in the field have been at a standstill for a long time and questioned "why the 100 percent opening of squares and taxis is not extended to the entertainment sector" .

"We need to work under conditions, we've been idle for a long time, the squares are 100 percent open, taxis are 100 percent full and we don't? You can't do that, we insure people better than the squares and taxis", he said, speaking to Lusa.

The need to stop services in the catering and entertainment sectors, as a last resort, especially in Luanda, was recently addressed during a meeting between event promoters, DJs and other cultural activities organizers.

They are also "open to dialogue and finding points of approach" with the authorities.

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According to the decree, restaurants and similar restaurants must only operate between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm for local service, take-away and delivery services, their occupancy must not exceed 75 percent of their capacity, and self-service services are prohibited. service.

The authorities maintain the ban on the use of dance floors in restaurants and similar, providing for fines between 350,000 kwanzas and 450,000 kwanzas in case of non-compliance.

The presidential decree maintains the ban on nightclubs, but allows non-dancing music shows until 8:00 pm, and for this purpose they must be performed in closed rooms, with a guarantee of complete immunization or negative test, limitation of up to 50 per percent of the space's capacity and banning of dance floors.

"We accept and we think that we should have vaccination posts, maybe a day before the events, we can participate in vaccination mobilization campaigns, but let us work", appealed "DJ Malvado".

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