Srinagar, March 23: The Kashmir Economic Alliance and the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation have welcomed the government decision on lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir till March 31 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
In a joint statement of the two forums, the KEA Media Head Farhan Kitab said: “Amid this global crises, the JK government has taken the right decision and the right moment and we as responsible citizens not only need to welcome it but help in its successful implementation to keep the deadly coronavirs away.”
Kitab appealed the organizations affiliated with the KEA to adhere to the government order in letter and spirit. “The lockdown is for the collective cause of humanity and we need to respect its enforcement.”
Kitab appealed that only the shops selling essentials remain open and observe safety protocol like use of sanitizers.
The KTMF acting President Manzoor Bhat has appealed the customers coming to shops selling essentials to maintain social distance.
Bhat also appealed Advisor Baseer Khan to make administration ensure that shops selling essentials remain open throughout the day so that there’s no undue rush of shoppers in the evening hours.
Bhat appealed the people to every precaution to stay away from this deadly disease.
The KTMF and KEA have hailed the Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu and Chief Secretary in particular for implementing the lockdown.