Majority of businesses fear second lockdown

Category: Announcement , COVID-19

As the second wave of Covid-19 spreads fast in the most populous parts of the country, the apprehension of another lockdown among various businesses is growing.  Among the businesses that fear the lockdown are retail and services sectors. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector is not under serious threat of another lockdown as such businesses continued to operate during the first wave of Covid-19.  A sudden surge in Covid-19 cases has resulted in the closure of some sectors like cinema, theatre and restaurant as well as shrines at the central level, followed by provinces.  Marriage halls are allowed to operate under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) else their premises will be sealed. To date, small-scale businesses and other trading activities in the wholesale and retail markets have been going on normally, however, government ministers and administrative officers have started meeting some groups of traders, seeking their suggestions for handling the ongoing wave of Covid-19.

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