Covid Norms Go For A Toss As Locals Beeline At Medicine Stores

Bhubaneswar: Medicine stores in Bhubaneswar saw a huge rush as people flocked the shops out of panic amid lockdown.

Reportedly, long queues outside chemist shops were a common sight. People were resorting to panic buying medicines like antibiotics, paracetamols, and multivitamins in bulk fearing a supply shortage during the lockdown.  There were long queues in front of shops with buyers not adhering to social distancing norms.

Meanwhile, the Odisha government has provided a relaxation period between 6 am to 12 pm every day to buy essential stuffs during this period.

Notably, over 1.1k COVID-19 cases were detected under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area on Thursday.

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