Grocery stores and supermarkets can stay open for 24 hours across Karnataka for people’s convenience: DGP

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With the rise in Covid-19 cases, Central and state governments with the help of administration, cops and others are leaving no stone unturned to control the spread of coronavirus.

As India is under lockdown till 14th April 2020, the government is taking measures to make sure that the essential commodities and services should not get affected by it.

Praveen Sood, Karnataka’ DGP said on Wednesday that grocery stores and supermarkets can stay open for 24 hours across the state for people’s convenience.

There is a panic among people after the government’s announcement of a 21-day long nationwide lockdown starting on March 24.

Also while visiting the grocery stores, people are taking measures to prevent Covid-19. People in Mumbai on Wednesday practised social distancing among themselves. To keep a safe distance between themselves, people stood in separate circles marked with chalk while collecting basic supplies from a grocery shop at Andheri East. In his address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire country and had appealed to the people to maintain social distancing to combat COVID-19.

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