SRINAGAR: Amid the surge in Covid19 positive cases especially in Srinagar, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) President, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad and General Secretary, Farooq Amin have urged business community and people to enforce Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) in letter and spirit to prevent the further spread of the virus.
As the business activities started in Kashmir after the lockdown imposed during the second coronavirus wave was eased in a phased manner, KCCI fears that lowering of guard by people and the business community may take the situation back to square one, reads the statement.
As the administration is mulling another lockdown given the spike in positive cases, KCCI urged people to prevent the spread of the virus and the imposition of lockdown.
KCCI urged the business community and people to wear masks, maintain physical distance, sanitize hands, and ensure vaccination. It also asked them to strictly implement Covid-19 guidelines in their jurisdiction.
KCCI urged people to cooperate with the UT administration in containing the contagion.
The President and General Secretary urged people especially the business community to adhere to precautions and prevent lockdown taking the situation back to square one. As the successive lockdowns have adversely impacted the livelihood and economy of people in the past, KCCI has had to put strenuous efforts in convincing the administration to ease restrictions.
However, if the spike in positive cases is relentless, the lockdown is inevitable which will hurt reviving business in Kashmir, reads the statement.