Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)
Udupi, May 2: On Sunday, May 2 morning, it was seen at Santhekatte near here that the people had thrown all precautions and corona guidelines to winds and mobbed the place to vie with the others to buy vegetables.
As per the guidelines stipulated by the government as a measure to contain the spread of the pandemic, weekly markets cannot function. But the vegetable vendors were seen spreading their vegetables by the roadside just outside the weekly market area and started their business.
The people also forgot about the need to be cautious when buying vegetables because of the risks involved.
A few police personnel were deployed at the spot but they failed to control the mob. Even though the policeman announced through the mikes about the need to maintain social distance and follow other rules, the people were not listening. The problem was compounded by the fact that municipal officials did not visit the spot.
Allegedly, when a citizen visited the municipal office to complain about this situation, he was threatened by a municipal employee.