India Lockdown But Essential Goods are allowed to be Sold 24 hours
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal declared on Thursday (26-March) that all stores selling essential goods will be permitted to remain open 24 hours a day in Delhi to ensure people do not crowd shops to stock up their supplies and be able to practice social distancing.
Baijal said that it would be optional to keep shops open at all hours; shopkeepers will decide whether they want to. Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal subsequently added that certain factories that cater for the manufacture of masks, sanitisers, etc. would also be permitted to operate 24×7 and no additional license will be necessary.
Essential products include everyday needs such as
- Milk and milk items like curd, butter etc.
- Medicines and other medical supplies
- Grocery items.
- Fruits, vegetables and other products.
Kejriwal urged the police in Delhi to allow movement of those who work with the critical services. “If a milkman is on his way to delivering milk, but does not have an e-pass, curfew pass or ID, I ask the Delhi Police to let him and other such genuine cases go through,” he said.
The Delhi Government started issuing e-passes on Wednesday (25-March) to those who work with critical services to facilitate their movement.
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News Source : Hindustan Times