MMRDA Converted Into Wholesale Market Amid Lockdown

MMRDA Converted Into Wholesale Market Amid Lockdown

The Mumbai Metropolitan region development authority (MMRDA) converted into the wholesale market due to the extended lockdown because of the outbreak of coronavirus.

To follow social distancing and to avoid large crowding of people around the complex, the operational timing for this wholesale market will be from 10 pm to 6 am. Amidst the lockdown enforced due to the coronavirus people were falling in poverty and daily wage workers, farmers were facing hunger.

Dharmesh, a trader said, “ the market starts at night to avoid crowding so that the advisory of monitoring social distancing is followed.”
Social distancing has been asked to be followed as a breakdown of COVID-19 a disease caused by a coronavirus.

Another trader, Sayeed Yakub has told media that only traders will be allowed in this market and people who are at high risk which includes women, elderly people and children are not allowed in this market.

Yakub further added that police cooperates with the traders as well. Traders who are not having masks, police give it to them. Traders are also cooperating with the authorities, they realize that they have given this place as it is open ground.

State governments have asked people to avoid roaming outside and gathering in huge numbers to curb the spread of coronavirus in the nation.

MMRDA Converted Into Wholesale Market Amid Lockdown

Meanwhile, the Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) has also written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recommending the phased resumption of business — from distillery to wine stores — given the revenue and employment implications for the state, according to a report by Money Control.
Maharashtra is the most suffered state of the country with 2,334 cases positively reported until now.
217 affected numbers have been discharged or they are cured. 160 deaths have been reported so far in Maharashtra as per the union ministry of health and family welfare.

Total cases in India have claimed up to 10,363 which includes 8988 active cases. Patients that are cured or discharged counts to 1035. Death toll in whole India has reached to per the health ministry on Tuesday morning.
In the last 24 hoursv242 people have been tested positively for the coronavirus as reported by ‘livemint’.

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