Rythu Bazaars in AP to be staggered
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting here on Wednesday with the officials of the State government on the implementation of the lockdown and availability of essential commodities in the State. He instructed the officials to stagger the rythu bazars in both urban and rural areas to avoid rush and also permit the shops to operate from 6 am to 1 pm.
During the review meeting, the Chief Minister stated that the public are following the lockdown instructions to a large extent but they are coming on to roads for fetching essential commodities. As everyone is coming out at the same time and are gathering in front of shops, there are high chances for the spread of the virus. Majority of people fearing scarcity are hoarding commodities. All rythu bazars will be staggered and will be spread to all areas for convenience of the public.
“Precautions for maintaining social distaning have to be taken at every decentralised outlet and officials have to make sure at all outlets. Public are requested to follow the lockdown and remain indoors for safety. Only one person from a family has to come out for getting essential items not exceeding the radius of 3 km.” he said.
The Chief Minister appealed to the public to stay home and cooperate with the State in controlling the spread of the virus. He also said that 144 section is being implemented across the State and strict action will be taken against those defying the instructions.