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The chair of the Dairy and Business Owners Group says that dairies and service stations run by the owners during the lockdown should have more support as it is a mandatory service. (File photo)
Dairy and service station owners are seeking more police support and priority for the CoVid 19 vaccination as it is again considered a necessary business during the latest national. Lockdown
Sunny Koshal, chair of the Dairy and Business Owners Group, said members were concerned that their businesses would become “more targeted” because the roads were empty and robbers might become arrogant.
He said there was already a dairy “robbery almost every day” around New Zealand.
“With dairies, convenience stores and service stations run by about 4,000 owners, we are everywhere. Kiwis need us and we stay open when Kiwis need what they need.
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“Because robberies cause great mental distress and tragic injuries as well as property damage, robberies can shut down a dairy when a community needs it most,” Koshal said.
Koshal said the group was asking police to “keep an extra eye” on their business during the lockdown.
The group also called for the Covid 19 vaccination to be preferred because staff were “frontline essential workers.”
“Security, vaccination and grocery reforms will help dairies continue to serve the 5 million team, not just now, but even after this lockdown ends,” Koshal said.
It is as follows The police association is urging the government to come up with a plan to prioritize and arrange for the emergency CoV 19 vaccination. To all officers and their families
Only 40 per cent of the country’s 10,000 officers were vaccinated, while more than 8,000 fire and emergency responders from New Zealand’s first and co-respondents got their jobs.
Professors Michael Baker and Nick Wilson said those working in essential services should be the first to be vaccinated.