Even with restrictions lifted for businesses to open, economic experts say recovery remains painfully slow. Opening tourism is expected to provide a boost, but even that will take some time to rebound.

Most of the restaurants were allowed to open their dining rooms ten days ago. And statistics show that a strong majority of diners are still not ready sit down at their favorite places to eat.

Economist Carl Bonham told the House Select Committee on COVID-19 that so far, restaurants are only doing about 10% of their bookings since dining rooms reopened.

“Obviously restaurants can’t operate at 10% or 20% capacity. Even at 50% capacity, many restaurants will struggle and same thing goes for retailer establishments. And there’s clearly risk down the road,” said

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