Coimbatore bread seller launches self-service to maintain social distancing

A bread seller has started a self-service pick and pay at Rathinapuri in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, in an effort to help people preserve social distance despite the novel lockdown of coronavirus.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 14, 2020 18:10 IST

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Nationwide lockdown

We've kept loaves of bread on a roadside table together with a cash tray because of the lockout. People keep the money and take as much bread as they like in the cash tray. They wait in line to get the bread while maintaining social distance. This initiative received a good response from the area's people, "said Lokesh, the bread seller.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had enforced a 21-day nationwide lockdown beginning on March 25 and called on people to heed government advisories, maintain social distance and take the required precautions to avoid further spread of the virus. PM Modi announced on April 14 that the lockdown had been extended in India until May 3. Protection Status