Delhi: the traders’ organization asks market associations to put up “no mask, no entry” signs

Amid an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTI) on Thursday issued a notice to market associations in the city to put up signs saying “no mask, no entry, “according to a statement from the body of traders.

CTI Chairman Brijesh Goyal and Chairman Subhash Khandelwal said in the statement that all traders will need to behave appropriately in Covid.

“Associations should distribute flyers in their markets, always keep staff and traders in stores wearing masks, not allow anyone to enter a business establishment without a mask, put up ‘no mask, no masks’ signs. entry, ”they said.

Goyal also raised the question of who would manage the crowds in the markets.

“Market associations do not have legal power. Traders can follow Covid-19 guidelines in their stores. However, police and administration can control crowds in public places. District administration should cooperate. It is not fair to put all the responsibility on the market associations, “he said in the statement.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday called on district magistrates to ensure that no Christmas and New Year’s gatherings take place in the nation’s capital.

However, restaurants and bars will continue to operate with up to 50% seating capacity. Marriage-related gatherings are also permitted with a maximum of 200 people in attendance.

The DDMA has asked district magistrates to identify potential areas of Covid-19 ‘super-spreader’ before Christmas and New Years.

District magistrates and deputy police commissioners (DCP) have also been ordered to strengthen enforcement mechanisms to ensure people meet social distancing standards and wear masks.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday that the city government would increase the daily testing capacity to detect the three lakh viral disease and strengthen the home isolation module to treat one lakh case per day.

He said the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is characterized by rapid spread and mild infection and asked people not to panic as the city government is ready to deal with the situation if there is an alarming increase. the number of cases.

Since people infected with the Omicron variant of the virus do not require hospitalization in most cases, the home isolation module is strengthened and an agency is hired for it, the chief minister said.

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