Mangaluru, June 02, 2021: The Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry has requested district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary to consider relaxing the Lockdown restrictions after June 7 to keep business afloat in the district.
With the number of Covid cases decreasing in the district, the KCCI has requested some relaxation that would help the business sector.
In the letter written on June 1, KCCI president Isaac Vas has urged the minister to permit all commercial establishments to run with a 50 percent workforce and allow all industries to function. He also requested to revise the banking timing.
“KCCI appreciates the government decision of lockdown considering the severity of the situation, both in the State and the Dakshina Kannada district. Though the lockdown has mainly been successful across the District from a healthcare point of view, the trade and commerce are hit hard, and few industries are bleeding during this lockdown period. On the other hand, the common man has also been suffering heavily during the period,” Isaac Vas stated in the letter.
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“On a positive note, in the last few days, Dakshina Kannada has seen a drop in the Covid cases. The vaccination drive in the District is also picking up and more than 4.5 lakh doses have been administered in the District,” he said.
The KCCI has requested the Minister to
- Permit all commercial establishments to function with a 50% workforce.
- Permit all Industries to function.
- Present Bank timings are inconvenient and may be revised to say 08 am to 12 noon to suit both the Trade and General Public.
He has also suggested the minister consider revising the office timings (reduced or staggered working hours), if required, and continue the weekend curfew can be imposed for a few more weeks till the total positivity rate and total oxygen bed occupancy are within manageable limits.
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