She added that they wanted to reopen the food shops and restaurants as quickly as possible for the regular income of workers and employees who are relying on these shops; she also wished shop owners to restart their businesses; the success of businesses could help the economic development of the country; the government will do the best for the convenience of customers; roadside food stalls need to offer takeaway system although the use of plastic bags is getting high during this pandemic crisis; how to recycle the used plastics and how to prevent environmental contamination must also be considered by the Union Government as the impact of plastics is high. She added that advice of entrepreneurs and the people was required on how to control the high demand for plastics.
The State Counsellor continued saying that the practice of social distancing during the COVID-19 period was the most difficult issue for people; human beings wished to live in close friendship happily and that this culture could not be changed easily; that was why everyone needed to help others; in times like this people should learn to live without letting go of their friendships with others; that was why she wanted every individual to make an earnest effort. She assured that she has taken note of all the points made during the discussions; that the Union Government would seek out ways to offer help so that restaurants and food shops could be reopened as soon as possible; she understood the fact that it was the small roadside vendors who needed the most assistance and support. She added that they would take into careful consideration in what manner the roadside vendors could be permitted to reopen as soon as possible; she would coordinate with the Ministry of Health and Sports and issue the necessary rules and regulations to ensure that this matter was handled in a satisfactory manner.
The State Counsellor expressed thanks to all the food shop operators and their customers as both sides were interdependent; it was hoped that some shops would be able to open in the coming month and that all shops would not be able to reopen at the same time; necessary advice would have to be given depending on the situation and experience of those shops which were able to reopen; also what changes needed to be made and what kind of assistance and cooperation needed to be given would have to be taken into consideration.