Quetta shuts down completely, citizens went into self-quarantine to contain COVID-19

Traders community had given call of shutter down strike


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Business Reporter

QUETTA: Complete shutter down strike was observed in Quetta to halt the spread of Coronavirus by traders community today (Sunday). The traders’ community had given the call of the strike to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus, which continues to penetrate globally.

All shopping malls, markets, and shops were closed in the city and the citizens had adopted self-quarantine to protect themselves from the deadly virus. The flow of traffic on roads of Quetta city also appeared to be thin as most of the people have preferred to be confined to their homes.

The Balochistan government had already ordered a partial lockdown of main shopping malls, markets, hotels to contain the novel coronavirus. Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan had made an appeal to the people of the province to adopt self-quarantine and stay at homes to avoid the deadly virus.

“We want to create awareness among the trades community and common public about coronavirus”, Rahim Kakar, the central leader of Markazi Anjuman e Tajaran said.

The call was backed by almost all traders who willingly pulled down their shutters to contain the COVID-19. In Balochistan, so far 104 cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed. Most of the people tested positive for the deadly virus had recently returned from neighboring Iran where the virus has claimed a large number of precious human lives.

“We support this call of traders leaders since it is all for our health safety”, Mateen Agha, a well-known trader tells Quetta Voice.

Like Agha, other traders also supported the call of a shutter down strike.


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