SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry is deeply concerned at the spike in Covid Positive cases in Jammu & Kashmir.
In a statement, KCCI spokesman said that an analysis of the spread of 3rd Covid Wave in Jammu and Kashmir can be directly linked to ignoring of prescribed protocols by certain individuals amongst us.
“Now, after the previous lockdown stands squandered away and Kashmir is in a worse situation than ever before,” said the KCCI spokesman.
“The society is now facing the threat of 3rd Covid Wave: The need of the hour for the society is to now collectively and sensibly fight for 3rd Covid Wave. The past few days in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has decided to impose complete restriction on non-essential movement during the night to tackle the rise in the positive cases,” he said.
“The fight against 3rd COVID Wave rests now on the shoulders of the civil society and the general public. The civil society including mohalla committees, Masjid/Gurudwara committees and have played a stellar role in supporting, feeding and helping lessen the sufferings of the people,” he added.
“The general public have displayed exemplary patience and cooperation despite heavy odds and deep stress. It has to be borne in mind that the business community is presently undergoing the 12th month of a lockdown which has inflicted heavy damages to the economy,” he further added.
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the administration to keep the livelihood of the business community in mind before taking any future decision and tackle the situation in consultation with the traders/business community.
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry once against makes a fervent appeal to all the social and grassroots leadership, thinkers and intellectuals, general public and NGO’s to shift their focus on the prevention of the Coronavirus by religiously following the SOP’s and prescribed protocols with the thrust on the wearing of masks.