Covid-19: Two traders die, Trade Hours To Be Reduced
The death of two traders infected with Covid-19 in Khammam city has shaken up the business community in the district.
The kirana merchants and traders have observed a bandh on Saturday condoling the death of the two traders. The panicked traders have been planning to reduce business hours from Monday onwards.
Khammam Chambers of Commerce and Trade president Chinni Krishna Rao speaking to Telangana Today informed that the merchants and traders associations in the district were contemplating to limit their business hours till 5pm or any hour that suits them.
It was planned to close the grain market for a period of 10 days. A meeting of the Chambers of Commerce and Trade office bearers and the members was convened on Saturday evening to discuss the matter, he added.
The traders association of Madhira has decided to run business from 8 am to 5 pm from Monday onwards. The move came in the backdrop of increasing cases of the coronavirus positive cases as well as the deaths.
In June last week the traders in Kothagudem decided to voluntarily reduce the business hours by closing the shops by 5 pm. A similar decision was also taken by Chambers of Commerce and Trade of Paloncha and Bhadrachalam.
The total number of deaths caused by covid-19 reached nine in the district on Saturday. The total number of covid-19 positive cases reached 151.