Kashmir Trade Alliance (KTA) has questioned the administration whether the closure of shops and businesses could curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
President KTA Ajaz Shahdhar said that if the spread of the corona virus could have been prevented by closing markets, today there would have not been more than 500 corona cases a day in the valley.
He said that in the first phase, shops, businesses and shopping malls remained closed during the worst lockdown for three consecutive months.
"During this period, the number of cases increased dramatically, and in the second phase, shops in Srinagar and other districts were kept closed for 20 consecutive days, but even during that period, not only the number of cases of Corona virus increase, but also the deaths," Shahdhar said.
"Administration has made lockdown a joke, people move from one place to another without interruption They can come and go, this is not a lockdown, but it is a confusing torment, The administration should now come forward with a new plan ". Shahdar said.
He said the shutter down could not control the corona but it is necessary to abide by the rules issued by the health department.
Shahdar advised the government to withdraw the shutter down order.