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New confinement devastates tertiary sector

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The new confinement decreed by the Government will have a disastrous effect for the national economy, namely for the tertiary sector, generating average losses of around €1,700/month for each professional, announced Fixando after consulting 11,300 professionals on its platform, between the days January 7 and 11.

The state of emergency that was in effect was already wiping out the sector, whose professionals estimated the average breaks in the order of €1,915/month until today.

“With the measures implemented this week, the result will be tragic,” said Alice Nunes, director of New Business at Fixando.

According to the Fixando survey, 50% of the 11,300 respondents believe that it will take more than a year to recover from the calamity that has plagued small and medium businesses, with only 61% hoping that it will survive the pandemic.

Also in solidarity with the catering sector are 42% of those who took part in the study, with 55% indignant that schools should remain open, taking into account the current scenario.

Half of the independent professionals expected that this year there would be an increase in restrictions, arguing that shopping centers, spaces where many people are concentrated, should also close.

What seemed to be a year of hope for professionals could turn out to be just as bad as the previous one, starting from the worst.

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