Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia get in contact with the large distribution areas. They began the day with a videoconference with senior officials of El Corte Inglés. Today’s videoconference is a continuation of the contacts that Felipe and Letizia have had in recent weeks, with those responsible for food distribution areas –Mercadona, Carrefour, DIA and Alcampo.
During the confinement, and in compliance with the regulations established by the Government, the Group has only opened the food and basic necessities areas: around 300 establishments throughout Spain, including Superior supermarkets, Hipercor hypermarkets, and the food and consumption areas of El Corte Inglés.
El Corte Inglés works to adapt to the new needs and demands of society. The future will be addressed by combining the strategies designed before the pandemic with the lessons learned during these months of health alert. Better and better protection measures for customers and employees and the promotion of digital commerce for online sales are the keys to the future in adapting consumption, accelerated after the pandemic.
Then Felipe and Letizia held a conversation with another essential sector – Transportation. They talked to the representatives of the Taxi sector. In successive conversations with representatives of ports, airports and rail, road and suburban transport, in contact with AENA, RENFE, the Association of Air Lines, EMT and the Madrid Metro and the Transport Business Committee have ensured the safe and secure transportation during the pandemic.
The associative representatives have explained to the Royals that during the month of February the taxi drivers already began to notice the effects in a sensible way when they received the news of the epidemic. There was a drastic drop in mobility according to data from the General Directorate of Traffic, recorded at the beginning of the state of alarm. In the accesses to cities, passenger traffic decreased by 67% and 61.29% for long-distance trips.
The representatives of FEDETAXI and ANTAXI contemplate the current situation, which is still very complicated, and it will take a long time to reactivate the activity and return to relative normality. The taxi sector in Spain is made up of 63,494 taxi license holders, of whom 98.3% are self-employed, and around 35,000 salaried drivers, supporting 100,000 families throughout Spain.
For the meeting, Queen Letizia was looking comfortable in a relaxed fit sweater and black trouser.
Queen Letizia wore Hugo Boss Women’s Fysa Blue Wool Colorblock V-Neck Sweater Top. Thanks to Queen Letizia Style Blog on Twitter for the id.
The $248 Tricolor sweater is crafted from superfine Merino Wool and flaunts a knit colour block design, vee neckline and long bell sleeves. The sweater is not available anymore.
Letizia paired the look with her bezel stud earrings and
Karen Hallam ring.