Srinagar, Jan 7 : The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) has expressed its deep concern in view of spike in Covid cases in Jammu and Kashmir.
“An analysis of the spread of 3rd Covid Wave in Jammu & Kashmir can be directly linked to ignoring of prescribed protocols by certain individuals amongst us”, remarked KCC&I spokesperson in a statement to GNS.
“Now, after previous lockdown stands squandered away and Kashmir is in a worse situation than ever before, the society is now facing the threat of 3rd Covid wave and the need of the hour for the society is to now collectively and sensibly fight for 3rd Covid Wave”, the statement reads.
Citing the curbs imposed on non-essential movement during night hours by government, the KCC&I said now the fight against 3rd COVID Wave rests now on the shoulders of the civil society and the general public.
“The civil society including mohalla committees, Masjid/Gurudwara committees and have played a stellar role in supporting, feeding and helping lessen the
sufferings of the people and the general public have displayed exemplary patience and cooperation despite heavy odds and deep stress”, the statement remarks.
‘It has to be borne in mind that the business community is presently undergoing the 12th month of a lockdown which has inflicted heavy damages to the economy.’
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the administration to keep the livelihood of the business community in mind before taking any future decision and tackle the situation in consultation with traders/business community, the statement reads.
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry once against makes an fervent appeal to all the social and grass root leadership, thinkers and intellectuals, general public and NGO’s to shift their focus on the prevention of the Coronavirus by reli-giously following the SOP’s and prescribed protocols with the thrust on the wearing of masks, the statement concludes. (GNS)