With the number of positive cases has been increasing with each passing hour, the central government joined hands with the state government announcing the lockdowns. As many as seventy-five cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru went into complete lockdown till 31 March. Going by the call of PM Narendra Modi, the nation took up the Janata Curfew while deserted look loomed all main cities in the country on Sunday.
Following by the decision taken up Rajasthan and Odisha governments, Telugu states Telangana and Andhra Pradesh too announced the complete lockdown in the respective stated till March 31st. In the line of which all international flight services will be suspended and vehicles including public and private transport buses will be allowed into the State. Except for the businesses and government establishments dealing with essential items and services, all others will remain shut.
However, the ground realities speak a different story. All the main cities in the state didn’t take up the lockdown on a serious note. Instead, the local markets and grocery stores witnessed rush as the citizen resorted to panic buying. With speculations that the prices of vegetables and groceries would hike in the coming days, people rushed to the markets to buy in bulk. This has raised alarm as the buzzing places are more prone to the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Meanwhile, the number of positive cases in the country reached to 415 with three fresh cases conformed in Telangana.