The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has sought opinion from the traders on whether there is a need to again close markets in the national capital in the wake of the increasing Covid-19 cases.
CIAT had sent an online survey form to all traders on Thursday and sought their opinion. On the basis of the results, the Confederation will hold a virtual meeting to decide whether the shops should be closed and the way forward.
General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said: "The final decision will be taken on Saturday after consultation with Delhi traders as well as with the Central and state governments."
The statement came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the number of cases may grow to half a million by the end of July.
"We will cooperate with the government and ensure that the 5.5 lakh cases number which Arvind Kejriwal talked about is not reached," Khandelwal added.
Meanwhile, Delhi has a total number of 34,687 cases and 1,085 deaths. It ranks third in the total number of cases, behind Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
( With inputs from IANS )