New Delhi: With a piece of white cloth covering her face, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was seen drawing circles on a Kolkata street on Thursday. The video went viral and won praises for the CM, who didn’t care for the security protocols and went ahead to demonstrate vegetable sellers what social distancing is. Also Read - Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in India Near 800; Italy Records Almost 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths in One-Day | Top Developments
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The circles earlier marked were not in proper distance. The CM crossed them and made them understand that the circles to demarcate where an individual will stand needs to be far from each other. Mamata visited Posta Market, Janbazar and Taltala Bazar in central Kolkata, besides the Gariahat Market in the southern part of the city around 5 pm.
The chief minister said the Posta Market, the largest wholesale market in the state, would be open till 5 pm every day to enable buyers to get their essentials. She asked officials to make arrangements for migrant labourers in Posta at guest houses in the nearby Burrabazar area.
She asked Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharman, who was accompanying her, to ensure common people do not face undue harassment when they go out to buy essential items while ensuring there is no crowding.