April 28, 2020, 2:06 AM
DCP Vinita S along with police personnel at Yashwant Stadium in Nagpur

Taking immediate cognisance of Nation Next’s yesterday report on people flouting social distancing norms at Sabzi Market near Yashwant Stadium, Nagpur Zone II DCP Vinita S (IPS) inspected the market today and made special arrangements to ensure strict social distancing discipline among people.

Customers maintaining social distancing at Yashwant stadium in Nagpur

As you can see in pictures, Vinita S, along with her team, is marching through the vegetable market to guide vegetable vendors about how to ensure social distancing while selling vegetables in this ad hoc market set up by Nagpur Municipal Corporation in Dhantoli area of Nagpur.

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Vegetable vendors practice social distancing outside Yashwant Stadium in Nagpur

Nation Next published a video, sent to Nation Next by a viewer, showing people thronging the market to buy vegetables, being completely oblivious to the COVID-19 outbreak.

While we commend the DCP’s quick action, and Nagpur Police, for operating with limited resources to invoke the lockdown and providing essential services to the citizens, we would like to reiterate our appeal to the citizens to cooperate with the authorities and follow the COVID-19 guidelines to safeguard yourself.

Here's how people disregarded social distancing norms a day earlier at Yashwant Stadium in Nagpur:

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