Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) on Monday appealed to all members of the business community and general public to adhere to the 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, President Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad and General Secretary, Farooq Amin said in a joint statement issued here.
They also appealed to the 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, KCC&I urged all business stakeholders to get vaccinated, ensure physical distance in operating the business, wear masks, and ensure sanitization.
It also appealed to business establishments to comply with orders and health advisories of the administration in the battle against the Covid-19.
The lifting of the 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 from 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 the spokesperson, the onus lies on micro level organizations, associations 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 a spike and the administration had to resort to lockdown. In Kashmir as the winter witnesses less business activities, the summers are expected to be its peak season.”
As the contagion still rages, KCC&I urged people to cooperate to save lives and the economy.