Nalgonda: In the wake of increasing corona positive cases, the merchants in Nalgonda town on Monday unanimously resolved to go in for a self-imposed ‘lockdown” from July 30 to August 14.
On the initiative of Nalgonda MLA Kancharla Bhupal Reddy, a meeting of merchants and officials was held in his camp office where the merchants came up with the decision. Except shops selling essential commodities, all other shops and business establishments will be completely shut during the period. Kirana shops, vegetable markets and mobile phone centres will reaming open till 1 pm for the convenience of the people.
While medical shops were exempted from the lockdown, relaxation was given to mobile phone shops keeping in mind the online classes being held for students. Local autorickshwas would also operate in the town during the 16-days of self-imposed lockdown.
Appreciating the decision of the merchants, Bhupal Reddy said the lockdown will help in controlling the spread of coronavirus in Nalgonda. People should cooperate and come out only if they had any urgent requirements, he said.
Nalgonda Municipal Chairman Mandadi Saidi Reddy, Vice Chairman Abbagoni Ramesh, Revenue Divisional Officer Jagadishwar Reddy and Deputy Superintendent of Police Venkateshwar Reddy also attended the meeting.
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