With rising number COVID-19 cases in the Limbayat region of Surat, the Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) has decided to not allow the delivery of finished and unfinished fabric parcels from the powerloom units and textile mills for one week starting June 22. However, the parcels containing value addition of the fabrics will be allowed in the markets.
The representatives have decided to keep the markets operational from 9 am to 7 pm by strictly banning the entry of workers and others coming from the containment zones and hotspot areas. The traders will have to strictly follow social distancing rules and compulsory checking of the people coming into the market with thermal guns.
About 40 per cent of the markets in the region have become operational .FOSTTA has also banned the chewing of tobacco and smoking in the market and that the management will fine those caught violating this rule.
Manoj Agarwal, the president of the association also said that the workers in the markets and textile traders arriving from other states will have to remain in the home quarantine strictly for 14 days. There will be no entry of children below 10 years and senior citizens above 65 years in the textile markets.