21 days Lockdown India: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown, panic spread. People poured on to the streets to hoard essentials, which kind of defeated the purpose of staying put inside one’s home for the coming 21 days. A lot of misinformation and miscommunication floated around. Here are some most frequently asked questions answered. Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: WWE's Rey Mysterio, Dana Brooke in Quarantine; Set to Miss Wrestlemania 36
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1. Where to buy groceries from? Also Read - Coronavirus in Italy: A Day After Dip, Death Toll Shoots Back Dashing Hopes
Grocery, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths will be available. But what’s the use of a lockdown if you go out to buy groceries and come into contact with other people? So, district administrations will encourage home delivery of supplies. Safal stores will remain open. If you go there, maintain social distancing.
2. Will you get your newspaper?
Yes, newspapers are being printed and will be available. Though there are rumours that newspapers are potent carriers of the novel coronavirus, the government has said that any attempt to stop newspapers working will be met with severe punishment.
3. Will there be a food shortage?
There is a panic that the ongoing stalemate will affect food production and soon there will be a food shortage. According to reports, this is not likely to happen as India has enough foodgrain stockpiled to feed its poor for at least a year and a half, the Economic Times reported.
4. Shall we order online?
Technically, online retailers are supposed to strengthen their delivery system now. But there is a catch. The local administrations are reportedly prohibiting the movement of the delivery men.
5. What if my cooking gas runs out?
LPG stations, Petrol Pumps, ATMs will remain open as they fall under the essential services category.