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Coronavirus Pandemic - How To Get Grocery When Shops Are Closed?

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Forced Societies To Go Into Lockdown While The Demand For Groceries Will Increase As Residents Prepare A Lengthy Period Of Social Distancing And Lack Of Meetings.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 19 Mar 2020, 12:54:35 PM
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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in close to 170 cases in India. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

New Delhi:

The coronavirus pandemic is fast spreading all across India, with close to 170 cases confirmed and three people dying. The coronavirus has forced societies to go into lockdown and the government has denied any form of social gatherings. The measures have been put in place in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

With cricket and other sporting events suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the focus now is on ordinary day-to-day activities with shopping malls, theaters and other recreational activities now closed. In Delhi NCR, the situation has varied in different parts. In Haryana, malls, theaters are all closed till March 31 while in Delhi, only theaters are closed till March 31. In Uttar Pradesh NCR, a government advisory has been issued urging people to work from home. In this situation, how will ordinary people get groceries when malls and other outlets will be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Online Shopping

The Key When everything is shut, the last resort is online shopping. Grofers, which delivers all essential food items at your doorsteps, is the ideal place from where residents can get all their essential items for their kitchen. The rate in Grofers is different than the malls and they give the items at a discounted rate. Using Grofers on a regular basis can also help. If people are not too familiar with Grofers, then they can use, another grocery app which delivers food at your doorsteps at a decent rate.

Delhi and NCR regions have seen close to 20 cases and all activity in Haryana NCR has been suspended till March 31. (Image credit: Getty Images)

For items like milk, egg and curd, there are apps like Supr and Milkbasket which delivers all essential items of use like milk, curd, egg and butter all at discounted rates. Online shopping will ensure that people do not have to go out in large public spaces in order to minimise the risk of infection. If online shopping does not suit your bill, then one will have to go to a wholesale vegetable market in order to buy groceries. This is a big risk as there will be people who can come in contact with people who are potentially infected with coronavirus.

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With close to 20 cases in Delhi-NCR, it is advisable for people to stay at home and ensure their groceries come on a regular basis.

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First Published : 19 Mar 2020, 12:54:35 PM