Srinagar, March 23: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) Monday appealed people to observe complete civil curfew till April 1, 2020, to stop spreading of Corona (Covid 19) virus in J&K.

“We have taken a pledge to be alongside with government administration to eradicate this virus from J&K. But Government needs to take some steps immediately for ensuring smooth lockdown,” President KCCI Sheikh Ashiq said in a statement. “They need to ensure that ample foodstuff, baby food, medicines etc are available in the localities and people shouldn’t strive for it. They should immediately restore 4G internet so that people would get updated information and advisories regarding this Pandemic,” the statement said.

He said the government should provide free ration at doorsteps to the people under BPL categories. He demanded extension of dates for filing legal compliances and other statuary reports by at least a quarter or till the situation gets normal.

“Moreover we request all the essential item shops and stores not to indulge in black marketing by escalating prices. Though our offices will be closed as a part of our lockdown initiative our emergency contact numbers: +91 9596533799 +91 7889389263+91 9419040620 +91 9419004218,” the statement said.

Moreover, KCCI has urged business community in particular and the public at large to come forward with their contributions and donations in the KCC&I relief trust for helping poor and needy patients to procure medicines and other necessary items.

“The KCC&I Relief Trust, Account No. 0005010100007306IFSC CODE: JAKA0CHINARJAMMU&KASHMIR Bank Limited, Residency Road, Srinagar. We also urge our people not to come out unnecessarily or assemble on the roads or in grounds during the time the Govt advisories are in place. We would also like to salute our doctors, paramedical staff, Govt administration and others for working tirelessly day and night to save precious lives,” the statement added: (KNO)

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