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Day 4 of lockdown: Ground reports from cities

NEW DELHI: As the lockdown entered its fourth day in the country, the supply of essential services smoothened but only up to a certain extent. The lockdown had severely hampered the country’s supply chain with thousands of trucks getting stranded at the borders of various states and cities.
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Here is a look at the latest developments from various cities —

1

Mumbai

  • Maharashtra reports six fresh Covid-19 cases (5 in Mumbai and 1 in Nagpur), says Maharashtra health ministry.
  • The BMC asked food delivery apps such as Zomato and Swiggy on Friday to tie up with local grocery stores and deliver items that Mumbaikars may require in wake of the lockdown.
  • The supply of vegetables and other essentials to Mumbai improved marginally on Friday.
  • On Friday, Maharashtra Police chief orders cops not to use force on civilians on roads.
  • BMC keeps vigil as cases in parts of western suburbs go up.
  • The upmarket areas of Bandra and Khar have seen almost half a dozen Covid-19 positive cases over the past few days.

2

Delhi

  • Delhi Police issues an advisory regarding cybercrimes in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
  • Availability of essential goods eases on Day 3. With more shops open and essential goods like milk, foodgrains, fruits and vegetables easily available in the markets on Friday, Delhi residents heaved a sigh of relief on the third day of the lockdown.
  • With lakhs of casual workers losing their jobs due to the lockdown and having no means to feed their families, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government would ensure that four lakh such people get free lunch and dinner from Saturday.

3

Kolkata

  • Vegetable supply picks up, grocery in doldrums
  • The Bengal government has taken a slew of measures to remove bottlenecks in handling and transport of essential commodities from the Posta wholesale market.

4

Hyderabad

  • Dial 14567: Elderly in Hyderabad get special helpline for ration, medical aid * The coronavirus pandemic may have stopped people from shaking hands but it has not stopped people from lending a helping hand.
  • In one such instance, a city couple has started a kitchen service at their Rajendranagar apartment to feed the homeless and labourers who find themselves stranded in wake of the lockdown.

5

Bengaluru

  • People were seen flouting norms of social distancing at an Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market in Gadag amid coronavirus pandemic.
  • Three Wheels United (TWU), a Bengaluru based social enterprise, has offered to help shops deliver groceries and medicines through autorickshaws, mostly electric ones.
  • Karnataka government has ordered all schools to postpone admissions till further notice. The department of public instruction (DPI) has said no school should initiate the process until the current Covid-19 crisis is over.
  • The decrease in pollution levels has been recorded across several major localities in the Bengaluru, reveal Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) data.
  • Lockdown violators in Karnataka to spend a day in the police station. A decision to this effect was taken during a state cabinet meeting on Friday.

 

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