Srinagar, May 31: As the markets reopened after ending of month long lockdown and administration started the process of phase wise unlocking, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Monday appealed to all members of the business community and general public to ensure adhering to Covid-19 appropriate behavior.
With ease in restrictions, the market was back to hustle and bustle much to the relief of all stakeholders who had been adversely impacted due to lockdown according to President Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad and general-secretary, Farooq Amin. They also appealed public to be cautious and not to be complacent against the contagion of Covid-19 as it is not gone yet.
In order to ensure the curve is flattened and the spread of coronavirus is limited, KCCI urged all business stakeholders to get vaccinated, ensure physical distance in operating the business, wear masks, and ensure sanitization. It also appealed business establishments to comply with orders and health advisories of the administration in the battle against the Covid-19.
The lifting of lockdown comes as a big relief for daily wagers, traders, transporters and shopkeepers and others impacted due to the Covid-19 triggered lockdown. To prevent the administration of necessity of resorting to lockdown the stakeholders and general public should demonstrate utmost caution in order to limit its impact on “our already devastated economy” due to successive lockdowns.
“We need to be smart and learn to live with the virus,” the spokesman said as we cannot afford successive lockdowns.
According to KCCI spokesperson, the onus lays at micro level organizations, associations also as they need to ensure the Covid-19 appropriate behavior is followed in their zones.
Pre-April as the cases had started to recede and business was resuscitating, the carelessness with the precautions resulted in spike and the administration had to resort to lockdown. In Kashmir as the winter witness less business activities, the summers are expected to be its peak season. As the contagion still rages, KCCI urged people to cooperate to save lives and economy.