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Shimla residents crowd at stores during curfew relaxation to buy essentials

Residents rushed to stores in large numbers to buy essentials, paying no heed to social distancing rules in some areas here, on Thursday morning during relaxation of the curfew imposed in view of a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Curfew was imposed in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday evening and a relaxation from 8 AM to 11 AM on Thursday was announced in Shimla district to allow people to buy staples and groceries. During the relaxation hours, a heavy rush of buyers was observed in various parts of the district. In Sabzi Mandi and Old Bus Stand areas, people did not maintain the required distance of at least one metre or 3.5 feet between each other to ensure social distancing to prevent spread of the contagion while buying vegetables, milk and groceries. Some people don t understand the importance of social distancing, and because of them we all are at risk. Enforcement must be ensured by the authorities, said Shimla resident Sandeep Syanta. However, people ...


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