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Covid-19 Lockdown: Vegetable Supply in Azadpur Mandi Affected after Haryana Border Sealed

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

The vegetable supply in Azadpur Mandi was badly affected on Wednesday amid covid-19 lockdown. This was because the traders could not get fresh arrivals of vegetables as Haryana border was sealed due to fears of covid-19 infection at the Azadpur Mandi in the wake of 11 traders testing positive.

According to Adil Ahmad Khan, chairman of Azadpur Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee, there was no supply of vegetables from Sonipat. On Wednesday, 5,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables were supplied to Azadpur Mandi. Since the lockdown has been announced, supply of 7,000 to 8,000 tonnes of fruits & vegetables per day was being recorded at the mandi."

Anil Vij, the Haryana Home Minister on Tuesday said, “The state's borders with Delhi have been "sealed" with essential services allowed but stricter restrictions imposed on those coming in from Delhi. However, there has been no rise in the prices of fruits & vegetables at the mandi.

Traders and visitors are being provided masks and the market is being sanitised two times in a day after 11 cases of coronavirus were reported from there. Different traders have also been quarantined, he added. As per reports, the total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital was 3,314 on Tuesday, with 206 fresh cases being reported in a day.

Source: PTI

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