Mangaluru, April 1, 2020: The crowds which were witnessed in front of various grocery stores and super markets in Mangaluru on March 31, Tuesday, have reduced with few people seen in front of grocery stores buying essentials as shops will be open till 12 noon today as announced by the district administration.
However, a few markets in Mangaluru still had queues in front of vegetable shops on Wednesday. Vegetable shops and markets in Mallikatte, Kadri, Bejai-Kapikad, Urwastore, Mannagudda and Carstreet areas were crowded with people violating social distancing norms due to the coronavirus crisis.
People were also seen maintaining social distancing in front of shops. Customers now also have the feeling that there is no short of items and many were seen making purchases in a relaxed mood.
There were no queues in front of milk booths, grocery shops and supermarkets when the lockdown was relaxed between 7 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, mainly because people were told this would be a regular feature.
On the other hand, there were reports that there was short supply of essentials in the wholesale market as consignments were not arriving from other places. Everywhere, traders have been facing shortage of manual labourers to load and unload products.