DIMAPUR, JANUARY 14: Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has expressed concern over the rise in COVID-19 positive cases in Dimapur and reminded all shops and business houses within its jurisdiction to once again adopt strict COVID-19 protocols including all shopkeepers and salespersons to compulsorily wear masks inside the shops and also to keep hand sanitizers on the counter or outside the shop.
In a press release issued by DCCI vice president, V ShikutoSema, the DCCI requested the general public and customers to adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance in the streets and inside shops.
It also requested various unions, organizations or individuals not to undertake any kind of fund drive from the businesses community, whether selling calendars, souvenirs or other form of donation, as such forms of activities will not be entertained.
Further, DCCI urged various Naga National Political Groups to desist from random checking and raids of godowns and shops on the pretext of searching expired goods or MRP.
As clarified on earlier occasions also, there are certain norms and procedures in regard to expired or damaged goods and items. The traders and shopkeepers have to store expired or damaged goods in godowns in order to get refund for such goods from companies, it said adding after due process, these goods are either returned to the respective company or destroyed later.
DCCI assured that it would take punitive action against any trader or shopkeeper selling expired or damaged goods in their shop.
(Page News Service)