GKM News Desk
Srinagar: Expressing concern over the fresh spike in Covid-19 positive cases in the valley, with half of the Covid positive cases being reported from district Srinagar, Valley’s Apex Trade Body Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) President, Sheikh Ashiq and General Secretary Farooq Amin on Wednesday urged business community and people to adopt Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) in letter and spirit to prevent the further spread of the virus.
In a statement issued to the—Global Kashmir which read, “As the business activities have started in Kashmir after the lockdown was imposed during second Wave of Coronavirus which was eased in a phased manner, KCCI fears that lowering of guard by the people and business community may take situation back to square one”.
Urging people and the business community to cooperate with the UT administration in containing the contagion, KCCI Spokesman said, the administration is mulling another lockdown given the spike in positive cases.
The President and General Secretary urged people, especially the business community, to adhere to Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) to prevent further lockdown situations, which will take the business community to square one.
“As the successive lockdowns have adversely impacted the livelihood and economy of people in the past, KCCI have had to put strenuous efforts in convincing administration to ease restrictions. However, if the spike in positive cases is relentless, the lockdown is inevitable which will hurt reviving business in Kashmir”, read the statement.
Pertinent to mention that after the spike in Covid-19 positive cases, district administration Srinagar intensified the drive against the Covid Sop violators in the City, and sealed many shops and business establishments for not adhering to the Covid-19 Sops and guidelines.
Meanwhile, District Administration Srinagar has warned stern action against shopkeepers and people who are found violating Covid SOPs.