Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kerala, has requested the State government to take cue from the order issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) dated August 29 and proceed to open up the State economy by confining the Covid-19-inflicted lockdown to containment areas.

Even cross land-border trade is allowed to take place as per the MHA order and there will be no restriction to movement of men and material across States. This does away with any need for issuance of special permits/endorsement/or e-permits, said Thomas John Muthoot, Chairman, CII, Kerala.

Resumption of normal business

The MHA order allows resumption of normal business in the social, academic, sports, leisure, cultural, religious and political circles and congregation of up to 100 persons with effect from September 21. But the CII regretted that Kerala still insists on 14-day quarantine for travellers from outside.

It requested the State government to review this

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