- The shops will be open from next week.
- It will be defended if there is opposition from the government
- Traders say government has not kept its word.
The Traders and Industrialists Coordinating Committee (TICC) has stated that the shops will remain open in the wake of the high number of Covid-19 cases in the state. All shops in the state will be open from the 9th of this month. Though it is ready for talks with the government, there is no change in the opening of shops. T Nasruddin said the businesses could be opened up if they were divided into micro-contamination zones.
There should be a change in the lockdown regulations in the state. He had earlier backtracked on his decision to open shops believing in the word given by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. But the government refused to keep its word. He said there would be no change in the current decision to open shops.
The High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of the traders’ petition seeking withdrawal of the unscientific lockdown. The court adjourned the hearing ahead of the state government’s decision on Wednesday on matters related to lockdown restrictions. The court clarified this. The court said it would consider the petition after knowing the government’s decision.
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