Mumbai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that there is a need to ensure that there is no shortage of food in view of the coronavirus lockdown.
Banerjee said that for this purpose, all police stations will take responsibility for delivering food to the door and it will be monitored by the Collector and Superintendent of Police.
“Please improve crowd markets, maintain social distance. Banerjee told media persons on Tuesday to please cover her face with something before going out.
She said that there was sufficient supply in the market, and therefore there is no need to store anything.
Banerjee said on Monday that her administration was leaving no stone unturned to ensure that citizens were protected from coronaviruses.
“The Government of West Bengal is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety and caution of its citizens inefficiently fighting COVID-19. At this critical juncture, it is only collective efforts and public support that can help fight this menace, ”the chief minister tweeted.
“This is my request to all fellow citizens to follow the government guidelines. Please consider stepping out of your homes until and unless there is an emergency. We will fight together. Only we can help keep all the people around us safe,” she added.
The West Bengal Government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure safety & precautions for its citizens in combating COVID-19 efficiently.
At this critical juncture, it is only collective efforts & public cooperation which can help fight this menace (1/2)
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 23, 2020
We have to ensure that there is no scarcity of food. All Police stations will take responsibility to deliver food at doorsteps and it will be monitored by District Magistrates & Police Superintendents: West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/4ja2zipXhY
— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2020
Authorities said that more than 1,000 people were arrested in Kolkata since Monday evening. One of the nine people suffering from coronavirus has died in the state.