Srinagar admin says phased unlock after consultation with stakeholders

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Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz on Tuesday said that they have received a memorandum by the KCCI regarding the opening of marketplaces and business establishments in a phased manner and the same was being examined and whatever decision is taken, will be in consultation with all the stakeholders.

According to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO),  Aijaz said that the final decision regarding the opening of shops and business establishments in a phased manner will be taken in consultation and discussion with all the stakeholders.

On being asked about the unlocking process from next week, he said that the decision will be taken by the state executive committee, and they will take the decision and final call after analyzing the growing situation.

He said that even though number of cases are declining on a daily basis, but we still need to be very alert as this is the time to overcome this deadly virus

He also said that there are still more than 6000 active cases so there is no chance of any sort of relaxation in the curfew. “We have to follow the SOPs strictly including social distancing, wearing face masks and particularly vaccination. We have started the vaccination drive and all those eligible groups should go for vaccination.

“Like the first wave we will also come out of the second Covid-19 wave successfully provided everyone contributes his bit and only then we can win the fight against Covid-19,”

He also said that vaccination drive has been started and priority will be given to the most vulnerable groups including journalists, shopkeepers, vendors, milk and vegetable vendors and orphans registered with social welfare department, constriction workers and maximum mobility groups, who fall in the age group of 18-45 years—(KNO)

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