The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has idled different people who dedicate themselves to sectors of entertainment and spectacle. Despite the fact that Mexico City went to an orange traffic light, some activities such as theater and concerts are still suspended
Faced with this situation, comedian Germán Ortega, a member of Los Mascabrothers , said he was concerned about the situation affecting his work and colleagues from the theater, in an interview for the program Sale el Sol wept when saying that he is experiencing an economic crisis due to lack of employment and that he does not have money to pay for electricity.
“I am not telling you that I am dying of hunger, no, no, I'm panicky, I'm scared I speak on behalf of many colleagues who do not have work, "said Ortega, giving details of how he feels about not having economic income.
He called on the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, to take actions and allow the reactivation of the theatrical works , since after 11 months without activity, Germán Ortega shared his feelings and affirmed that he was desperate for the situation that the actors are experiencing.
“ Head of Government, how am I going to do to pay my light ? , How am I going to do to pay …? What do I do? … Really, if I'm desperate, imagine several colleagues ", were the words of the theater producer.
In the same Image program Television mentioned the name of close collaborators who also do not have a job and are awaiting the reactivation of the entertainment sector. He showed his annoyance and despair at not having the economic opportunities to overcome this crisis "What do you want us to do ?!", he exclaimed after his intervention.
In August 2020 , the capital authorities allowed the reopening of the theaters with a capacity of 30% of the capacity of the place in closed spaces and 40% in open spaces. Attendees had to wear face masks and masks throughout the performance and their stay in place
For the first week of December, Claudia Sheinbaum announced the closure of non-essential activities due to the increase in positive cases for SARS-COV2 and the increase in hospitalizations, so the theaters had to lower the curtain until further notice.
On this issue, the actor showed his dissatisfaction with the actions of the city government and he commented that with a reduced capacity, the total production of a work cannot be financed , so his work team had to reduce their salaries.
“With 30% it is not enough to pay, to pay a payroll. Ok, we all entered the game with 30% and we all lowered our salary , well, you manage to survive ”, highlighted the Mascabrother before the opportunity they had to work with a reduced public.
He also spoke of the fact that banks have already canceled cards and Due to the emotional situation that unemployed people live, it is a sensitive moment for everyone.
“I owe tuition fees, cards have already been canceled, to what degree do we hope it reaches? To go crazy and go running in the street, because 'waters' we are in depression, all of us, we are very emotional. I live with tension all day, ”added the comedian.
At the beginning of January, Germán Ortega announced that his entire family contracted the coronavirus disease , in a show program he spoke about his experience and how he could survive that moment critical and delicate health.
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