In Delhi, there are strict measures being taken to control the spread of coronavirus. There are lockdown-like restrictions including a curfew. Still, the domestic traders body CAIT (Confederation of All India Traders) has urged the Delhi government to extend the lockdown further beyond April 26 to keep the spread under control.
CAIT wrote a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sayng that the situation is alarming in the city as the statistics say it all. “The CAIT has urged for extension of lockdown in Delhi beyond April 26 as and when the situation is improved, the lockdown can be lifted,” the confederation said in a statement to the Delhi government.
Although there are chances of financial loss to the economy and the trader. Yet being fully aware of this possibility and keeping lives of people a priority. They support the idea of lockdown being extended.
The six-day lockdown was announced by the CM Arvind Kejriwal on April 19 as it was need of the hour. It will end on April 26 and not just CAIT. But many other traders also have written to the CM to extend the lockdown beyond April 26.
In a meeting held by 35 market associations on Friday evening. It was decided that they would voluntarily keep the markets shut to break the chain of infection as it is more important for now.
The national capital saw 24,331 new cases of Coronavirus of Friday with number of death being 348. In last 11 days only, around 2100 deaths have been reported. In total, the number of cases of Delhi, as of Friday, reach 9,80,679 and the death toll is 13,541.