Kashmir Economic Alliance and the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation have welcomed the government decision of lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir till March 31 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
In a joint statement, KEA Media Head FarhanKitab said: “Amid this global crises, JK government has taken the right decision. We as responsible citizens not only need to welcome it but help in its successful implementation to keep the deadly coronavirus 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 said that only shops selling essentials should remain open and observe safety protocol like use of sanitizers.
KTMF acting President ManzoorBhat has appealed the customers coming to shops selling essentials to maintain social distance.
Bhat also appealed Advisor Baseer Khan to ensure that shops selling essentials remain open throughout the day so that there’s no rush of shoppers in the evening hours.
Bhat appealed people to take precautions and stay away from this deadly disease.
KTMF and KEA have hailed the Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu and Chief Secretary in particular for implementing the lockdown.