Mangaluru: People swarm grocery shops, social distancing implemented in some areas

Pics: Spoorthi Ullal

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Mar 26: In most parts of the city on Thursday morning, people were seen queued up at grocery stores but maintaining the social distance of six feet advised by the administration. However, in grocery shops at Car Street and Balmatta social distance norm was not followed by the buyers. Police were repeatedly alerting the citizens to maintain minimum six feet distance on public address system.

Retail vegetable vendors vied with each other at the central market, morning to buy potato and onions in particular.

Truckloads of vegetables which arrived at the market from outside the state commanded enormous demand. The vendors, driven by the urge to buy the things they needed at the earliest, forgot the need to maintain social distance. Even though the vendors lined up to buy the things, they did not maintain the minimum distance between them.

Even though the wholesalers repeatedly pleaded with the retailers to observe social distancing, their pleas fell on deaf ears.

The district administration has barred the entry of the general public into the central market on Thursday. Retailers alone are permitted to buy vegetables, fruits and provisions. They have been given time from 6 am to 10 am.

The people who want to buy things have to go to local shops. They can buy things between 6 am and 12 pm. The citizens of the city finally seem to have woken up to the need to maintain distance between them. They were seen taking care to stand apart with considerable distance. At Mallikatta market, the people were seen to be behaving with discipline. Even though no safely lines were drawn there, the people were seen maintaining distance of two feet between one another. The merchants are seen doing their bit by repeatedly reminding the customers to maintain distance.

The merchants who fail to ensure social distancing in queues have been warned of punitive action by the city corporation here. The people are seen maintaining gap in the queues in front of medical stores, super markets and other places.



Comment on this article

  • Francis, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    is there any delivery service in Mangalore area? this is for 2 sick aged husband and wife?? thank you..

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  • Dinesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Can you please contact Big Bazars in Attavar or Bejai? Try 'Apple mart' at Attavar too

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  • Ash, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Please try

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  • Antony, Padil

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Spar hypermarket online

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  • Francis, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Thank you every one for the reply and information...

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  • Jnanesh Kadri, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    kadri market,Brothers store

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    During the Navnirman agitation, Godhra riots and earthquake, in Gujarat,MPs,MLAs Corporators made arrangements for essential supplies at nearby stores with police help so that residents can purchase them during curfew relaxation hours.Agitations had gone on for months but there was no short supply. Hope politicians here wake up from the slumber.Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • Kalimulla tonse, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Fast news

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