President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Commerce Rishi Sookhai has issued an appeal to the Government to use its influence to lobby financial institutions to assist floundering businesses if the SOE goes past May 23.
In an interview with GML on Saturday, Sookhai said “The Prime Minister tried to hold back as much as possible and I do believe SOE came a bit late but it is better to be late now than never,” he said.
He added “The most important thing we need now is herd immunity so that we can start seeing our way. We need to follow the protocols because people are dying and cases are going up.”
According to Sookhai, “We may not see the effects of these lockdown measures immediately but if the numbers don’t fall as drastically, there will be an extension of the lockdown.”