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City of Panaji, industry bodies call for voluntary lockdown in city | Goa News – Times of India

PANAJI: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and Goa Hotel and Restaurant Association made a unanimous attraction to non-important shops in the state capital to voluntarily shut their retailers until May 9 in view of the surge in Covid-19 instances.
CCP mayor Rohit Monserrate additionally mentioned that many CCP staff are contaminated with the virus and with decreased manpower, there will likely be an “irreversible impact on waste collection” in Panaji if non-important financial exercise continues.
“We appeal to all non-essential commodity traders, retail shops, business establishments and restaurants in the city of Panaji for voluntary closure till May 9. We are also requesting all restaurateurs to please offer only parcel service or delivery and do not entertain sit-ins,” mentioned the joint assertion issued on Monday.
The attraction goes nicely past the restrictions imposed by the state authorities.
“The Covid 19 situation in the state capital is deteriorating day by day as the numbers are surging and the healthcare facilities are almost on the verge of break down,” mentioned GCCI president Manoj Caculo.
Caculo mentioned that it’s “unfortunate that some people have let down their guard”.
“To add to this, CCP staff are also getting infected with the virus, which has further stressed even the civic administration and with reduced manpower it will have irreversible impact on the waste collection with possibilities of coming to standstill,” Monserrate mentioned.
Goa Hotel and Restaurant Association president Gaurish Dhond has appealed to eating places to cease dine-in providers despite the fact that the state has permitted them to proceed to serve meals with 50% capability.
CCP, GCCI and different organisations have additionally begun engaged on methods to organise vaccination drives for Panaji locals.

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