Moscow authorities: the drop in catering revenue was 15-20%, not 80%

The owners of cafes and restaurants in Moscow, who are forced to use the QR code system due to the spread of the coronavirus, are abusing, talking about the loss of revenue, said Vladimir Yefimov, deputy mayor of the capital for economic policy and property and land relations. According to him, the drop in revenue was 15-20%, and not 80% on the first day after the restrictions.

“Many entrepreneurs are trying to abuse, to play with public opinion. For example, restaurateurs, who on the very first day announced a reduction in revenue by 80% … Revenue decreased, but, accordingly, decreased by 15-20%, “said Mr. Efimov during the Moscow Urban Forum (quoted by Interfax) …

The owner of the Perelman People holding Vladimir Perelman spoke about the drop in revenue by 80–90% in the first two days of operation of the “Kommersant FM” QR-code system. Savings and subsidies will allow his group of establishments to hold out for one to two months, he estimates. Representatives of the Ginza Project Moscow, the Rakovaya chain and the Grabli Foodbar cafe-cookery reported a decrease in revenue within the range from 50% to 90% to Kommersant.

From June 28, it is possible to visit catering establishments in Moscow only by a QR code on vaccination against coronavirus, transferred COVID-19 or a PCR test done. Until July 12, an exception was made for cafes with summer verandas. In the capital, by June 1, 44 criminal cases were opened for falsifying vaccination certificates and certificates of negative tests for COVID-19.

More details about one of the cases – in the material of “Kommersant” “Swindler caught a covid wave.”

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