A traders strike is scheduled to take place throughout the Kozhikode District on Thursday, October 15. The strike has been called for by the Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi (KVVES), the group representing traders in Kerala State, and is being held to condemn alleged unscientific measures imposed by the state government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Participants of the demonstration, who have stated that the measures have negatively affected their livelihoods, are set to gather from 06:00 to 18:00 (local time) across the Kozhikode District.
Further strikes and protests are possible in the near term. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest.
Those in the Kozhikode District are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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