GUWAHATI, March 21 - The Assam Chamber of Commerce (ACC) has appealed to the business community of the State as well as all trade establishments to observe a one-day �vyapar bandh� on March 23, shutting down all business activities from 6 am to 9 pm to promote social distancing in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
The step, according to the ACC, would complement Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s call for �janata curfew� on March 22 to counter the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
ACC chairman Rupam Goswami said the step has been taken to discourage people coming out to markets, shops, etc., as a preventive measure. �The trade bandh is our attempt to encourage social distancing amid growing concern about the spread of the virus through people coming from affected places,� he added.
Meanwhile, the Indian Chamber of Commerce has extended its support to the �janata curfew� tomorrow asking people to strengthen their resolve to follow the advisories issued by the State and Central governments to fight the COVID-19 scourge.