Federation general secretary Sudhakar Panda said the traders’ body has informed the State Government about the decision.
“Rapid rise in Covid cases has disturbed all of us. We have to break the chain of the virus. Thus, we have decided to close all shops and bazaars after 2 pm from May 3 to May 15. We have informed the State Government about our decision,” said Panda.
He requested all shop owners across the State to close their outlets from 2 pm till next morning.