To Tame Panic, Yogi Mulling Doorstep Delivery Of Essential Goods

LUCKNOW || Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a major relief after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the country. Yogi Adityanath has assured people that essential things like milk, vegetables and medicine will be transported to people’s homes.

The Chief Minister has appealed to the public not to leave the houses for vegetables, milk, fruits or medicine. Seriously follow the lockdown for 21 days, he said which is for everyone’s good. Meanwhile, people do not need to be disturbed for anything necessary.

The Chief Minister expressed his commitment to meet everyday needs like medicine, fruits and vegetables. He said that about ten thousand vehicles including ambulances, police vehicles, food department vehicles, will bring fruits, vegetables and medicines to people’s homes.

He assured that there are enough food stocks in the state and there is no need to panic. The Chief Minister said that he has already made preparations for this and from Wednesday, every household will see transporting of necessary items.

In the run-up to perpetual nationwide lockdown, the city was witness to serpentine lines of people rushing to buy essential commodities to stock up. The men in uniform meanwhile stepped up their presence as a lockdown in 17 Uttar Pradesh districts initially came into force.

Thirty-three people have tested positive for coronavirus so far in the state. Some complained that traders had hiked the prices of vegetables.

A total of 190 police vehicles and public address systems panning across the city asked people to remain indoors. This as sanitisation work at crossings and markets has gone on unhindered.

Those employed in essential services like medical, health and family welfare, home, intelligence/prison administration, police, armed forces and paramilitary forces, personnel department, district administration, energy, urban development, food and civil supplies, disaster relief, fire services, civil defence, information, emergency services, telephone, internet, network services and postal services.

Banks, ATMs, insurance companies, e-commerce, media, petrol pumps, LPG and oil agencies, medicine shops, medical equipment shops and medicine producing units, agriculture production and animal fodder and IT-enabled services as per government will also remain on.

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