Thus, in a press release the National Ambulance Association announced the situation of the operators in the sector and the requests made to the Government, following the national emergency caused by the spread of the epidemic from #coronavirus.
"In the days when Italy is stopped to fight the Coronavirus contagion, we must take note that the trade sector that has suffered more than any other the impact of the regulations issued by the government was certainly that of trade on public areas. Even before the Government, with the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 11 March, extended the prescriptions already adopted for the red zone and for 11 provinces of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna to all of Italy, many mayors had already decreed the closing of the markets.
It happened like this to Latin, as to Pomezia and in many cities, where paradoxically it was allowed to keep the structures of the large-scale retail trade and shopping centers open, without applying any precautionary rules at a distance.
So while closing the markets, exchanging them as events and therefore as concerts, many Mayors allowed the virus to expand into Shopping Centers, which are closed places where it was easier to contract the virus by being in close contact between the various people.
This certainly depended on norms and decrees that overlapped in the course of a few days and on a confusion about the subjects who had to coordinate the contrasting actions.
However, the markets were the first to pay for the effects of the crisis with the Closure Orders of Mayors.
The ANA has spoken several times with the Prefecture of Latina and with numerous mayors to ask for the correct application and realizing the chaos and confusion has appealed to the central government promoting an event in NAPLES at the end of which an official document was sent with 6 proposals to relaunch the sector in light of the very serious crisis in which it plunged.
Out of 186.000 small itinerant businesses in Italy, 4.700 are present in the Provinces of Latina and Frosinone with an aggregate of approximately 35.000 related companies.
All this sector that until a few weeks ago it developed 2% of GDP, was brought to its knees by the Coronavirus.
An entire sector of commerce has been closed with serious repercussions not only for the markets but for all the activities and for their direct and indirect related activities.
This is why the ANA has proposed to the Government to take the following urgent measures to allow the recovery of street vendors and the revitalization of markets as soon as conditions permit:
- RECOGNITION OF THE STATE OF CRISIS FOR AMBULANTS;
- EXEMPTION FROM ALL FISCAL PAYMENTS RPEF, VAT, INPS and INAIL for the whole of 2020;
- SUSPENSION FOR AMBULANTS FROM THE OBLIGATIONS LINKED TO THE TELEMATIC RECORDER AND THE LOTTERY OF RECEIPTS;
- SUSPENSION OF TOSAP, COSAP and TARI PAYMENTS IN THE YEAR 2020;
- SUPPORT FUND ALSO THROUGH CARD OF 500 € MONTH TO SUPPORT THESE AMBULANTS WHICH MUST SHOPPING, UNTIL THE END OF EMERGENCY;
-PROJECTION OF CONCESSIONS TO BE UNTIL 31.12.2022.
In these ANA hours, concludes the note, has developed an intense dialogue work with the competent ministries, and with the national leaders of all government political forces and the opposition and remains confident of their acceptance in the decree law being prepared.