Watch Mamata Banerjee draws chalk circles in local market to explain social distancing
| Thursday | 26th March, 2020
As India undergoes nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday visited a marketplace in Kolkata to ensure the implementation of social distancing.
Her mouth loosely covered with a cloth, the Chief Minister drew out circles on the road, chalking out positions at roughly one-meter distance where consumers in queue must wait for their orders.
Banerjee also directed the shopkeepers to maintain proper distance to avoid infections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister wrote to 18 Chief Ministers urging them to provide necessary help to the workers from Bengal stranded in their states.
With over 600 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, the country is under a complete lockdown for 21 days.
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