Police enforces complete lockdown in Delhi's Okhla
Wednesday - March 25, 2020 12:48 pm , Category : INDIA
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Accompanied by paramilitary forces, the Delhi Police marched in the bylanes of Delhi's Jamia Nagar in the morning enforcing a complete lockdown in the area.The police officials were seen assuring the residents that there was no need to panic and stocking items as the supply was going to be regular. A policeman asked some youths standing on the roadside to leave. He said, "This is for your safety so stay inside your homes."A grocery shop owner, Mehmood, was heard telling customers that shop will remain open, and milk and other items will be available.While supplies in the area remained as normal, the grocery shops were open and vegetable hawkers, wearing masks and gloves, were doing the rounds. The customers were being frequently told to maintain distance by the security people. They were told to enter the shop or stand near the vendor only after the earlier buyer had left so as to avoid crowding.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced complete lockdown for 21 days and allocated Rs 15,000 crore to strengthen healthcare infrastructure to fight coronavirus in India.