Mangaluru: ‘Grocery stores to be open from 7 am to 12 noon from April 1’ – Kota Srinivas Poojary


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Mar 31: District in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Tuesday, March 31, said that grocery shops will be open from 7 am to 12 noon from Wednesday, April 1.

Addressing media he said, "Grocery stores, and vegetable and fruit shops will be open from 7 am to 12 noon. There will be no complete lockdown as such.

“After three days of complete lockdown, public was allowed to buy groceries from 6 am to 3 pm on March 31, but the district administration noticed people thronging into the market and shops without maintaining social distance. So in this regard, decision has been taken for relaxing the lockdown rules from April 1. Groceries shops, medical, gas supply, banks, and petrol pumps will remain function.

“Scores of people gathered at central market and Suratkal market today. Taking this into consideration, there will be complete restriction for public to the markets. Only dealers will be allowed to these markets from April 1.

“People are not allowed to stand in queues at grocery shops. If more people gather, shopkeepers will have to take grocery list from the customers and take their phone numbers. Once the grocery items are ready, shopkeepers have to call the customers who can come n collect their items.

“Department of Health and Family Welfare, Dakshina Kannada district, will set up 13 fever clinics across the district in wake of coronavirus outbreak. The clinics will be set up at taluk hospitals in Bantwal, Beltangady, Puttur and Sullia, at eight medical college hospitals and at district Wenlock Hospital,” he said.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said, "After three days of lockdown, there were no positive cases in the district. But today, there one has tested positive here. Regarding opening of Mangaluru-Kasargod border, we need to protect our district. We will not open the border.”

MLAs Vedavyasa Kamath and Dr Bharath Shetty were present.

  

  

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  • Manjunatha, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    That is a good move. Instead of shutting down the shops for 3-4 days and then opening for one day which creates a mad rush, this is sensible. People too should act sensibly, avoid crowding and maintain social distance. This is a real relief.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Kudos to Kota Srinivas Poojari. It is great idea to keep grocery stores open from 7 am to 12 noon. It is a great relief for grocery shoppers but they must follow the rules at the same time. Something better than nothing. But the comments made by some readers is not at all relevant to this issue. It does not make sense at all.

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  • Ujwala shetty, MANGALORE

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Kerala border should be closed, keeping in mind the spread of virus to dakshina Kannada, good decision by MP.2

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    In the picture it seems they are not maintaing the mandatory 1 meter (preferably 2m) social distancing also they are wearing masks against the government order! Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • anil, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Sir, one suggestion, buy 1 lac drones, and use it for home delivery.
    (Maybe useful in future too as we will be permanently inside house.)
    OK now make sure they are not Chinese, or else they will deliver Chinese virus.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    If overcrowding seems to be reason behind introducing these new timings, keeping the shops open from morning till evening might be a better idea. It would be erroneous, indeed suicidal, to take this kind of a decision by watching the figures of just three days. Just one or two cases are enough to spread the virus once again. I don't know how judicious it would be to keep the shops open on all days. All the efforts put in by the people would come to naught God forbid, if one or two cases crop up. The officials should have waited some more time before arriving at this decision.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Even if the grocery stores are open 24 hours its no big issue as there is nothing to close. The stores are empty.

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  • Benjamin D'Souza, Puttur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Right decision by the minister. Today most of the grocery stores , supermarkets and medical stores were flooded by the customers because of 3 days lockdown. There won't be much rush from tomorrow if essential commodities will be made available/provided daily.

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  • Maria D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Thank you very much for your advise on this.
    But please, I request also the political leaders to maintain social distancing, so that people will see you all and learn to follow it. It's the need of the hour. God bless India and all the Indians. Praying for the special protection for the people of Mangalore 🙏🙏👍💐

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    In the din of Corona we hardly noticed ...
    Syndicate Bank and Corporation Bank go into the history books ...A permanent lockdown 😥
    Feeling Truly

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Good observation Bhandarkmaam; many important things get missed out when we focus on one thing; complete knockdown of the cradle of banking, expect more such knockdowns!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    We want Home Delivery ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Kerosene / Mitti ka Thel ???...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.
    Jo Hum Se Takryaga, Mitti Se Mil Jayega - Lol ...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Seriously think
    Baab Jossey is in trouble..by the kind of comments he makes ..
    Mumbai is worst hit...Two areas in Worli sealed off..
    Wonder really ?
    Jossey everything OK ?
    How are you and the family coping ?.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 1 2020

    Jossymaam, go to Kerala, submit docs certificate to excise dept & get free home delivery of 2L /week!

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Allow some hotels to function in various areas to cater Pacel service! Atleast bachelors and home alone people don't have to suffer for their daily bread!

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  • Bhaskar, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    I am very impressed with Minister Poojary. He seems very intelligent, capable and aware of the dire implications of the potential harm of the coronavirus. It's good that he and Minister Kateel are coordinating the government efforts despite the difficulties and challenges of food, petrol and medical disbursement, and public opinion and criticism. They seem more competent to me than many "western politicians".

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Why this frequent change of decisions; public is confused admist Covid anxiety!

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Did they expect anything else after 3 day lockdown! People have to pay the price for their sensationalist decisions. And they were planning home delivery! Do you not know the population of Mangalore!

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    I know this is going to happen in Surathkal area because of 3days lockdown Surathkal market became fair ground. Better every day keep shops open At least 2 to 3 hours open
    So there wouldn’t be big crowd

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  • Faraz AH, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Great decision taken by our leaders!

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  • Vishal D'Souza, Belman

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    People need not panic and line up for essentials on daily basis. They can buy items which are sufficient for 3-4 days so that they do not move out of home again for next 3-4 days unless there is any emergency. Government officials are trying their best to avoid mass gatherings by trying new things and we should support them at this time. Lock down will be successful only if we follow the guidelines shared by government else there is every chance that they may extend the lock down to reduce the further damage. Support to government for next 2 weeks can give us much relief after that else we have to continue with this and also by then number cases might increase. Government alone cannot eliminate this. Let's extend our support and stay safe. Jai Hind.

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    People need not panic as there will be sufficient arrangements for the essentials . Please maintain distance and stay at home till 14th

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Think it has to do with Psychology.....
    Many are seen lifting items like there is no tomorrow ..
    Think the only one who is having a pretty laugh at all this development is God itself ! The one without Lock Down !
    All Man Made Gods are under lock down !Self styled God men,healers and everybody !
    Some are busy trying to Portray their God as almighty even in these circumstances trying to throng places of worship !
    God has clearly shown this time that he lies in your FAITH ...nowhere else !Correct ?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Is God HIMSELF ....please correct and read as .
    Sorry for the Error ...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    General public should avoid crowded places for their own benefit..
    If you have sufficient groceries at home.. please do not venture out..
    Be safe at home..

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  • Raj, Padil

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    If authorities would have announced this before Todays panic buying would have been minimised. People flocked because they dint know that they will get opportunity to buy on 1st as well.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Comply with social distance..

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    This 3 days lockdown only in Mangalore. Udupi

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Thank you so much. In the meantime, please see to that, all the grocery shops are having sufficient essentials. If not, please make necessary arrangements for the supply to avoid mass gathering like today...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Cynthi,

    He is just talking...no way he can increase the stocks in private shops...
    He can increase supplies in Ration Shops ....subject to their availability....
    I think all shops should be open with their normal timings with a strict social distancing of 6 feet...and shopkeepers should compulsorily wear masks and Gloves....Buyers they should be optional like in west...

    Geru Beeja is not available here...I am continuing with my experiments with Baba Ramdev's 'Putra Jeevak Beej'....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Cynthia

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Lan sir....what are you saying? Cashew nuts not available there? This is the season here for 'goku'. In villages except mine, some of our well versed elderly people busy removing pure country...(kasso)...in What'sapp nicely designed picture of removing cashew nut country getting viral...😂😂😂....hm regarding the second option of Baba Ramdev please please dont go into it. Its hard to research...! Modifying Durbeen with 5g effect is enough for the time being...i will be staying tuned 😷😷

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Cynthi,

    No Cashew trees here...they grow in warm weather countries like in India....We have lots of Apple trees here...our Wine shops and stores are open...so I don't have to brew 'Apple Gangasara'....only bars, gyms, schools, non-essential offices are closed...While in shop we have to keep a distance of 6 feet...

    Lots of Deer's too....they are like Wild Cows in India...they come here eat my Garden plants and sleep also...they are fearless...

    Baba Ramdev did not liked your comments...he already hit Disagree so hard ....effect is visible in Nallasopara....

    ...Tak...Takk..

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Lan..sir,. Here in our villages, in our fields, we used to frighten wild animals by keeping"berchappas". Old broken round mud pot, old white shirt without few buttons and old black plant. We stuff the body with hay...it's hands, stomach, and legs...On the pot we draw fierceful eyes with white chalks robbed from the school and tie one long stick on the wrist of berchappa. Hands will be wide opened. 3/4 berchapps we were keeping. Sometimes looking at his shape, we only used to get scared. Really wild animals were getting scared. From home, we used to bang aluminium vessels very often....if its now, even corona would have run....please try this idea in your garden to frighten lovely deers. Let them go to neighbours garden 😁😁😁

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    LAN SIR....
    Sorry ..couldn't ask before ...
    How are you ? How's everything down there ?
    The news we are getting here is that Trump is getting ready to lock horns with the Virus ...True ? If so ...what are his chances ?
    Saw a news ticker the other day which said that Trump thinks that the Virus may at the best claim 2 lakh lives ! True ? If so your comment ?
    'No Lock down 'seems to have had Trump on the back foot...but he seems pretty sure that he can print dollars and make up ...Is it ??
    What's the real picture in America ? Can you throw some light ?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    And Lan Sir ...I ask for it is the first time in Mankind History it is the case of ...
    Together We Die
    Divided we Survive ....kind of a situation !
    What say...Tak ...Tak.. Takkaa ...or more ??

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Bhandumaam,

    I am doing well......everything looks normal here thank God...

    New York City, Philadelphia City, Chicago City we have lots of reported cases....here all cases are reported and nobody can hide anything that may be reasons for higher reported cases...

    Trump has press meet everyday evening at 5 PM to discuss Corona Virus and his Governments preparedness or lack of it...

    You are correct....at worst case we may have a death rate of 200,000 people...I don't think it will happen...Yesterday Trump was showing a test kit developed by Abbott Lab which tests Corona Virus in 5-15 minutes...and Malaria medicine Quinine / Hydro Quinine will prevent 75% Corona Virus with some side effects...

    We will invent some Vaccination / Cure for this Scourge soon...and things will not move bad in my opinion Bhandumaam...

    In my opinion India is doing well compared to Europe and US in preventive measures..

    You take care too, my friend...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Mar 31 2020

    Cynthi,

    I don't need a BERCHAPPA...I am 6' 4"...if I wear black pant and white shirt ( as suggested by you !!! ) ...remove top 2 buttons of the shirt...hold a Lathi in my hand....and stand in my Garden...I will look like Berchappa !!!!....

    Problem here...our deer's are not afraid of anything...including me...

    KM???..

    ...Tak...Takk...

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