Talab Tillo Traders to emulate voluntary weekend lockdown


JAMMU, Jan 20: While welcoming the announcement of voluntary weekend lock down by the Traders Federation Ware House Nehru Market the other day, the Talab Tilloo Traders Association (TTTA) has also decided to emulate the voluntary weekend lockdown.
Addressing media persons here today, President Talab Tilloo Traders Association, Rajan Gupta said that the traders of Talab Tilloo area have come to the conclusion that weekend lockdown is in the ultimate welfare of the traders and the people at large in the present crisis situation having arisen due to sudden surge in Covid-19 cases during the past over a week. He said that the latest count of positive cases during the past 24 hours having reached 5800 plus makes it imperative to strictly follow the SOPs and CAB.
Rajan Gupta said that in view of the appeals made by the administration for adherence to voluntary weekend lockdowns and reduce the crowds at business establishments the traders feel it their duty to fully cooperate in fighting the third wave by voluntarily staggering to schedules that would reduce crowding.
He said that being part of a responsible trade body, all the members of the Talab Tilloo Traders Association have unanimously decided to observe the weekend lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays. However the traders dealing in essential supplies shall remain open on the weekends, he said.
The President of the Association said that traders despite having suffered a lot due to lockdowns during first and second Covid wave have taken the aforesaid decision not only for their safety but for the people at large.
He also appealed to the people to sacredly follow the SOPs and other directions issued by the administration from time to time so that collectively we succeed in the crucial battle against the third wave of the deadly virus.
Others who present are Vijay Kumar, Janak Raj Mehra,Dr parshotam Gupta, Rahul Gupta, akash Gupta and Tittu.

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