The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has sought traders’ opinion on whether there is a need to again close markets in the national capital in the wake of the increasing COVID-19 cases.
Traders are conducting an online survey of members and on the basis of the results, the Confederation will hold a virtual meeting to decide whether the shops should be closed and the way forward.
“The final decision will be taken on Saturday after consultation with Delhi traders as well as with the Central and state governments,” said General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal.
The statement came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the number of cases may grow to half a million by the end of July.
“Traders have become more fearful than before thanks to the present serious situation of corona pandemic in Delhi, coupled with the recent statement by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wherein he expressed the possibility of 5.32 lakh corona infection cases in Delhi by the end of July,” Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general of CAIT said.
“We will cooperate with the government and ensure that the 5.5 lakh cases number which Arvind Kejriwal talked about is not reached,” Khandelwal added.