Almost 300 staff of diamond items in Gujarat’s Surat metropolis have examined constructive for coronavirus within the final 10 days, following which contemporary restrictions have been imposed on the business’s operations,
an official mentioned on Monday.
As a part of the brand new curbs, three fundamental diamond buying and selling markets will stay shut twice every week, whereas canteens of all of the diamond sharpening items will stay closed on all days to comprise the unfold of coronavirus, he mentioned.
“Within the final 10 days, almost 300 staff of diamond items within the metropolis have examined constructive for coronavirus,” Surat Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani mentioned.
In view of this, representatives of the Surat Diamond Affiliation held a gathering with the civic chief on Monday.
They unanimously agreed to maintain the three fundamental diamomd buying and selling hubs in Mahidharpura, Mini Bazar and Choksi Bazar shut on Saturdays and Sundays until the scenario improves, Pani instructed reporters after the assembly.
“If one COVID-19 case emerges in any unit, then that specific ground or part will likely be shut for every week. If three COVID-19 instances emerge, then the whole unit or manufacturing unit will likely be shut for one week. The diamond items have additionally been requested to shut their canteen services to minimise human-to-human contact,” he mentioned.
The diamond sharpening items have additionally been requested to make sure correct air flow of their premises for the employees, the official mentioned.
To cut back congestion and call of staff with one another, the diamond items have been requested to both name staff in shifts on a regular basis or on alternate days, mentioned Pani.
“The diamond affiliation additionally gave an assurance that every one diamond packets will likely be sanitised to comprise the unfold of coronavirus. Joint groups of the Surat Diamond Affiliation and the municipal company will conduct inspection to verify the brand new pointers are strictly adopted,” he added.