‘Lockdown’ may be the last option to break the corona chain. But if self-discipline is followed, it is possible to deport Corona. For this, the office bearers of the trade association decided to form their own ‘task force’ with the help of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation to control the market crowd.
Welcoming the decision, Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe appealed for the release of Nagpur Corona.
The number of patients in Nagpur has increased after the relaxation was given in lockdown under ‘Mission Begin Again’. At present, a market is a crowded place. A meeting was held on Saturday with the office bearers of various trade associations in the Commissioner’s Room at the Nagpur Municipal Corporation headquarters to discuss how to control the crowds.
Talking to the office bearers of the traders’ association, Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe said that till May 31, the number of COVID-19 patients in Nagpur registered under Municipal Corporation was around 400. However, in just one and a half months, the number increased by 1700. Currently, the number of victims is around 2100. The death toll also rose from 13 to 25.
The reason behind the steep rise in cases is that the rules are not followed. The market places are usually more crowded. Violation of the even-odd date rules, overcrowding, non-use of masks, and not following social distancing rule.
For this, traders need to take the initiative themselves. At least for their own shop, if the merchants tell the people to follow the rules and the people who come to the shop to follow the rules, it can help to control the corona. He appealed to all the traders’ associations to take initiative to control the customers who come with self-discipline from today. He said that most of the shopkeepers follow the rules but those who violate the rules will be penalized.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, Additional Commissioner Ram Joshi, Sanjay Nipane, Deputy Commissioner Nirbhay Jain, Assistant Commissioner of Labor Ujjwal Loya, Assistant Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration Abhay Deshpande, Sharad Kolte, President of Nagvidarbha Chamber of Commerce Ashwin Mehadia, National President of CAT B.Sc. C. Bhartiya, NCCL’s Vishnu Pacheriwala, Ramavatar Totala, Readymade Market Association President Ritesh Modi, Jagnath Road Cloth Market Association Secretary Kalpesh Madan, Steel and Hardware Chamber of Vidarbha President Rajesh L.
Covid Ambassador and Task Force
B.C. Bhartiya and Ritesh Modi suggested every association will set up a COVID-19 task force to ensure to follow rules and regulations in the market area. Every trader has had an employee for the last several years who has to stay at home due to the rules of the administration. Using such staff, each trade association will create a task force. The task force will be tasked with instructing customers to wear masks rather than the importance of social distance. He will also work with the corporation to control the crowds in the market area. It was also suggested that the association should put up awareness boards at various places in the city.
Independence Day should be Corona free Day
If the traders unite and support the municipal administration, it will not take long for Orange City to be Corona free.