Bhubaneswar11/7/20: Violation of social distancing norms at public places particularly in markets has become a cause of concern, BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said.
Chaudhary, while addressing the media at the Geeta Govinda Sadan here on Saturday, urged the people to cooperate to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the capital city.
The BMC Commissioner said he has been always making appeals in this connection and taking enforcement measures including the complete shutdown of the market area.
Chaudhary lamented that the BMC is not getting the kind of support and cooperation it should get in this regard.
He said it is time to go for self-monitoring to keep the dreaded coronavirus at bay. Chaudhary said we must ensure that masks are properly put on and avoid crowded places.
The BMC Commissioner said the people are depending more on markets despite being well conversant with online shopping.