Mangaluru, March 25, 2020: With the Prime Minister announcing a 21-day lockdown beginning from March 24, Monday midnight, people are seen thronging grocery stores and markets at various parts of the city, least bothered about social distancing. It is also a worrying aspect that most were also not found wearing protective masks and were seen standing in close proximity with each other.
As large number of people had gathered at the Central Market area, Mangaluru City Corporation officials had to rush to the spot. Later they ensured that the crowd dispersed. Meanwhile, the Central Market is closed.