Casino workers in Paraguay are asking that the business be reopened so that they can get back to work. They have warned that the pandemic puts around 3,000 jobs at risk.
Rodrigo Alonso, an employee of the sector said: “Many of us are without wages. There are people among us who are starving, we have no way of covering our expenses.”
He said that after full quarantine all casino employees have stopped working and therefore have earned no income. Unless it would not reopen as early as possible, there will be about 3,000 workers left unemployed.
He said the Minister of Health, Julio Mazzoleni, and the Director General for Health Promotion, Adriana Amarilla, had promised that the casinos would open in phase three, but still could not work. The casino owners are of the view that in order to reopen their facilities they must be able to meet with the sanitation procedure so that the workers will be able to get back their salaries to cope with the crisis.