Representatives of Trade Association met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis over COVID restrictions, at his official residence in Mumbai on Wednesday.
On April 4, the Maharashtra government announced new guidelines under its 'Break the Chain' campaign to curb the spread of novel coronavirus infections to remain in force till April 30. The restriction orders to keep all shops and establishments selling non-essential goods shut till April 30 — as part of the ‘Break the Chain’ initiative to contain the spread of Covid-19 — has met with resistance from the trading community in the state.
The state, which has been the major contributor of COVID-19 cases in the past few days, reported over 55,000 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Fadnavis on Tuesday wrote a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray, requesting him to reconsider restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The letter from the former Maharashtra chief minister comes after shopkeepers and hoteliers across the city protested against the mini-lockdown.
Representatives of Trade Association met Maharashtra LoP Devendra Fadnavis over COVID restrictions, at his official residence in Mumbai today. pic.twitter.com/XpOPUSWdX9— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2021