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GCCI, textile traders propose 7-day lockdown in Gujarat

Apr 24, 2021
GCCI, textile traders propose 7-day lockdown in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Due to a sharp increase in the COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) members and various textile traders have requested Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, to announce a complete lockdown.

Hoping the move will break the chain of infection, even the Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) wrote to the CM suggesting the same. The federation has mentioned that a two-day lockdown was not enough to break the chain and has requested a seven-day lockdown to help bring down the active cases.

In the letter to the CM, the FOSTTA further added that while many trade establishments are open on weekends, only the textile trading industry is being targeted for weekend closure.

A GCCI office-bearer said that a complete lockdown is much needed as there is no solution to curb the current spread of infections. The GCCI member further added that they will support the government in all its decisions regarding the COVID situation.

GCCI members from 11 districts participated in the virtual meeting and the CM appreciated their efforts towards improving the situation in Gujarat. This suggestion was made after Gujarat experienced 11400 new cases and 117 deaths on Monday. 

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