Don t stop those involved in essential services CM
| Thursday | 26th March, 2020
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday gave strict directions to the police to ensure that people involved in essential services should in no way get restricted at a time when lockdown has been imposed to check the spread of COVID-19.
Directing Officers-in-Charge of all police stations in the state to be more active, Banerjee said: "Necessary measures will be taken if any report of restricting people involved in essential services comes up despite today's (Wednesday) instruction.
Superintendents of Police, District Magistrates, Block Development Officers and Sub-Divisional Officers have to take responsibility in this connection."
"It has to be considered sensibly that what would happen if essential services didn't function properly," Banerjee said adding that there are even many elderly people for whom home delivery of food and essential commodities is very essential.
Passes will be issued by the police for people engaged in the delivery of essential goods and home delivery of food.
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