Written by Partha Sarathi Biswas | Pune |
Published: May 9, 2020 4:25:35 am
Concerned in regards to the rising variety of COVID-19 instances reported from the wholesale markets of Vashi Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) in Navi Mumbai, the state authorities on Friday determined to maintain the market shut from May 11 to May 17.
Authorities stated they had been hopeful an alternate market chain arrange at BKC in Mumbai will assist Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) get its share of important items. All 5 markets within the APMC — grains, spices, fruit, greens in addition to onion and potato — will stay shut for these seven days. Officials stated 75 individuals related with the market, together with merchants, wholesalers, mathadi staff and members of the APMC, have examined optimistic because the lockdown.
Following considerations raised over the unfold of the virus, a gathering was held between Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Annasaheb Misal, Principal Secretary Anoop Kumar, members of assorted wholesale markets throughout the APMC and leaders of Mathadi Kamgar teams, who’re concerned in loading and unloading of the produce that reaches the markets in vehicles.
“It was decided to shut the market for a week and undertake disinfection of all buildings, shops, offices, roads and other areas,” stated Anil Chavan, APMC secretary. During this era, medical screening can even be performed on safety guards, mathadi staff, sanitation employees, committee members and police personnel deployed on the APMC. Those who present signs will likely be made to undertake a check, Chavan stated. Officials directed the market, which supplies fundamental important provides to many wholesale and retail markets throughout MMR, will stay open over the weekend in order that provides for not less than the following 10 days could be ensured.
With inputs from ENS Mumbai
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