COVID-19: UP government begins doorstep delivery of food items amid lockdown

VAMAKSHI RASTOGI 26/03/2020 15:12 PM

Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath government deployed over 12,000 e-rickshaws, mobile vans and thelas to ensure doorstep delivery of food items amid lockdown.


Additional Chief Secretary Home, Avanish Awasthi briefed that the CM was personally ensuring availability of essential commodities for the people. While, several medical shops had also started distance marketing outside their shops to prevent crowd.


The administration of Lucknow has ordered that, shops selling essential commodities will remain open from 6.a.m to 11.p.m, while petrol pumps and medicine shops will remain open 24*7. 


About 1,788 FIRs had been lodged for the violation of lockdown and nearly 5,592 people had been fined. 6,022 barriers had been set up in the state to lock movement of people and vehicles, said Avinash Awasthi. 


The Yogi government has also banned paan masala and gutkha since it is claimed that coronavirus can spread through saliva, those who chew tabacoo have tendency to spit it on the roads. 




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