gnoring the government imposed Covid lockdown, huge crowds can be seen flocking city’s Habba Kadal market with little or no regard for masks and social distancing norms.
According to witnesses, Habba Kadal market is witnessing huge crowds from past two days causing concern among the locals who allege that the authorities were allowing the crowds, despite lockdown.
“You can see several people thronging this market and most of them aren’t even wearing the masks, not to talk of social distancing. This can cause further spread of Covid 19 in our area, said, a local of Habba Kadal.
“The pandemic, it seems, isn’t bothering people as well as shopkeepers of this area as Eid shoppers could be seen thronging to this market here. What is more threatening is the fact that the local administration isn’t taking strict action against these violaters, ” Zubair Ahmad, a local resident said.
Ahmad further added that such negligence could prove disastrous for the already deteriorating health scenario caused by COVID-19.
When contacted, concerned SHO, Sabzar Ahmad, said that action has been taken against those found violating the lockdown.
“We have registered two FIR’s today against those, who were found violating the lockdown,” he said.