Since the number of coronavirus cases is declining in the country, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Wednesday wrote to Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and suggested a graded approach for permissible economic activity "which balances lives and livelihoods". The chamber also stated that the ferocity of the second wave highlighted that waiting too long to impose restrictions can result in a surge of cases thus putting immense strain on medical infrastructure.
The chamber said the ferocity of the second wave highlighted that waiting too long to impose restrictions can result in a surge of cases thus putting immense strain on medical infrastructure.
It said any unit that is able to create an isolation bubble should be allowed to operate at all times even if it does not qualify as essential. Learning from the first and second coronavirus waves, “FICCI suggests a graded approach to permissible economic activity which balances lives and livelihoods”, it said in a letter to Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.
It said that there should be surveillance testing on a continuous basis, even if the number of cases comes down sharply. It added that units that have vaccinated at least 60% of the workforce with a single dose can be exempted from restrictions.