Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 3
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) has criticised the decision of the UT Administration to close all shops dealing in non-essential items from tomorrow evening.
Charanjiv Singh, president of the CBM, said the Administration only ordered to close non-essential shops, keeping banks and offices to work with 50 per cent capacity. Hence, shopkeepers felt themselves to be a neglected lot. Shop owners had already assured the government to follow all Covid guidelines strictly, even allowing limited customers inside shops.
“So, shops should also be allowed to work with half the capacity of staff,” he demanded.
Most of the shopkeepers are already keeping sanitiser stands at the entrance and not allowing customers without mask. He demanded that the shops should be allowed to open unless clamping complete curfew.
Singh said they would take up the issue with the UT Administration, Ministry of Home Affairs and the president of the ruling party to immediate announce some concessions and relief measures for the shopkeepers.
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