HELP Delhi traders to observe voluntary lockdown till May 10 amid Covid surge

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Traders' associations in Delhi have decided to observe voluntary lockdown of commercial markets for eight more days till May 10 in order to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The decision was announced on Friday at a video conference held by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT).

"The Covid-19 situation in Delhi is horrible and given the present circumstances, it is not possible for the traders to open the shops," said CAIT

The traders' body on Thursday urged L-G Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal to extend the lockdown in Delhi till May 15. The current lockdown in the national capital, imposed to break the chain of transmission, ends on May 3.

CAIT secretary general Praveen Khandelwal said that despite lockdown, people are moving from one place to another without any restrictions.

"It is a serious lapse and therefore it needs to be ensured that lockdown is strictly followed," he said.

Khandelwal added that the opening of the markets will be detrimental not only for the traders but also for their employees and customers.

He said that 150 traders' associations have unanimously decided to observe a voluntary lockdown in light of the current Covid-19 situation.

"In case the markets are open and if any trader, his employee, or customer gets infected with Covid-19, it is almost impossible to get required medical facilities. On the other hand, such a situation will become a burden on the Delhi government to arrange more medical facilities. The lockdown will certainly help the government to combat the increase in Covid-19 cases," he said.

 
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