MCC to cancel trade license of shops failing to ensure social distancing

 MCC to cancel trade license of shops failing to ensure social distancing
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Mangaluru: The shops in Mangaluru City where people continue to crowd completely neglecting social distancing are now under the scanner of the city administration.

Repeated requests and warnings have failed to make people understand. Some of the shopkeepers and traders too are seen maintaining silence hardly being serious about social distancing.

With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing in the nearby Bantwal Taluk, the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has decided to take strict measures for the safety of the people.

MCC has now come out with a new plan which it feels would make people, as well as shop owners, fall in line. Officials have declared to suspend the trade license of those shops where people do not follow social distancing.

“We have allowed people to go shopping to purchase groceries, vegetables, and fruits in the morning. But it has been noted that people simply throng the shop without maintaining social distance in some places. So we have taken this new decision,” City Corporation Commissioner S Ajit Kumar Hegde told The Canara Post.

A meeting was held with the flying squads at City Corporation. Mangaluru City North MLA Bharath Shetty Y headed the meeting.

“The squads have been told that during their regular rounds if they find any shop violating the norms and failing to maintain social distancing, they should warn the shop owners and issue a notice to the shop owner,” he said.

“If the shops do not mend their ways then we will cancel their trade license. We are serious about it and take strict action,” he declared.

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