Check out how people are practicing social distancing at grocery stores:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of 21 days lockdown triggered panic despite the Home Ministry’s assertion that there were adequate supplies of essential items. However, following PM Modi’s suggestion, people throughout the states were seen implementing social distancing while being in a queue at stores to purchase essential goods and the pictures of the same are going viral.
While addressing the nation, PM Modi focused on the importance of social distancing to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus. “Social distancing is the only option to stay safe and to stop the coronavirus — stay at a distance from each other and stay inside your houses,” he said.
At some places, people were seen standing in marked circles drawn with chalk at a distance to maintain social distancing at grocery stores. Veteran Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted a picture of a shopkeeper using a PVC pipe to hand over products to the customers.
He wrote: “How to maintain physical distance between shopkeeper and customer while buying essential supplies — the Kerala way!”
Check out the pictures below:
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 25, 2020
Good effort by Vijayawada District Administration for vegetables sale. pic.twitter.com/GCHavihWso
— Gopal Krishna Dwivedi (@gkd600) March 25, 2020
— Coronavirus (@mymindthought4) March 25, 2020
Citizens, please insist on this system, volunteer please do this at all your neighborhood shops. Social Distancing should become a Mission oriented People Program.Please do this as a service. RWAs and social leaders, take the lead. KEEP DISTANCE. pic.twitter.com/8GpMhW8w6H
— Bhaskar Rao IPS (@deepolice12) March 25, 2020
— Amit (@urbansanyasi) March 25, 2020
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) March 25, 2020