Hyderabad’s Begum Bazaar reopens after self-imposed lockdown

Around 1,500 kirana stores were closed during the lockdown in the market. The Begum Bazaar Kirana Merchant Association had decided to shut the market last month following an increase in the cases of Covid-19.

By Author  |  Published: 6th Jul 2020  3:24 pm

Hyderabad: Commercial activity at the Begum Bazaar market resumed on Monday after the traders opened up the shop after a self-imposed week-long lockdown.

Around 1,500 kirana stores were closed during the lockdown in the market. The Begum Bazaar Kirana Merchant Association had decided to shut the market last month following an increase in the cases of Covid-19.

After the shops reopened on Monday, heavy rush was witnessed as small-scale traders thronged the market to make purchases of essential commodities. The association has decided to operate only between 9 am and 4 pm everyday.

Laxminarayana Rathi, president of the Begum Bazar Kirana Merchants Association, said that all precautions were being taken at the shops. “We are giving masks to the traders and advising them to use sanitizers. Also the customers are asked to ensure social distancing at the shops and wear masks,” he said.


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