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SMBs income drops to 100%.

The coronavirus outbreak has an impact on the income of the productive sector, particularly on micro and small enterprises (SMBs) that report a drop in sales of up to 100 percent. Due to the situation, they are demanding an extension of the time for rescheduling loans in the banking sector from two to twelve months.

The Government guarantees payment of the Renta Dignidad bond

In the midst of the health emergency caused by the appearance of the Coronavirus in Bolivia, the Government guaranteed the payment of the Renta Dignidad bond to the elderly. However, it was noted that the payment can be accumulated so it was recommended that beneficiaries collect the bond after the quarantine is lifted and stay in their homes to protect their health.

National airlines owe $2.6Mn to Sabsa

The three national airlines in force – BoA, Amaszonas and EcoJet – owe the company Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos Sociedad Anónima (Sabsa) a total of BS. 18 million ($2.6 million) for rentals, landings, ground handling services and others, informed Roberto Cortez, General Maager of Sabsa

15,000has of a total of 2.7mn has been affected by rains and droughts

The manager of Santa Cruz Agricultural Chamber (CAO), Edilberto Osinaga, reported that climatic phenomena, such as droughts and floods, have not affected even 1% of the crops in the country and that supply is guaranteed. The current cultivated area in the country reaches 2.7 million hectares. According to data from the National Institute of Agrarian Insurance, rains and droughts have affected some 15,000 hectares of crops.

Tourism drops 50% and generates $30mn loss during carnival in Oruro

The epidemic of the coronavirus and the social conflicts that occurred during the past administration in the country caused foreign tourists to suspend their visit to the Oruro Carnival. The department’s Hotel Chamber only managed to fill 50% of its accommodation capacity and estimates an economic loss of almost $30 million, reported its president, Fernando Rodriguez.