On Saturday, the Assam Police resorted to firing in Bongaigaon district on Saturday after local people pelted stones at them while enforcing the lockdown.
According to the survey, the incident occurred at the Bhawlaguri market near the New Bongaigaon railway junction when a group of people gathered in the meat and poultry markets defying the lockdown guidelines.
The unruly crowd pelted stones at them as the police team arrived at the location. Before that police had to resort to shooting in the air in order to clear the crowd.
TOI quoted additional DG (law and order), GP Singh, from the Assam Police as saying, “The people involved in the violation are being arrested, and we have instructions for implementing the lockdown.”
The software engineer from Insofys, who called on the public to sneeze in order to spread the coronavirus, has been sacked, the firm said.
The tech giant, which initially claimed it might be a case of mistaken identity, later acknowledged that Mujeeb Mohammad was their employee and that he had been fired from service.
“Infosys has concluded one of its employees ‘inquiry on the social media post and we conclude this is not a case of mistaken identity,” the company tweeted late Saturday night.
The company said the employee’s social media post was against Infosys ‘code of ethics and its dedication to open social networking.
Mohammad had written on Facebook, “Join hands, go out and sneeze in public with open mouth. Spread the virus.” On Friday night, he was arrested.
Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka state governments conducted a joint quarantine operation to support over one thousand migrant laborers from various Andhra Pradesh districts.
The Andhra Pradesh administration received information that 1,334 migrant laborers in Mangalore, Karnataka, were trying to return to the state after receiving passes from the Deputy Director of Fisheries.
The laborers were heading towards the Nangili Toll Plaza in Kolar district, from where they would enter the state to return to their native places, according to a press release by the Andhra Pradesh government.
Mother Dairy doubled her fruit and vegetable supply in Delhi-NCR to more than 300 tons per day to meet the growing demand in the midst of the nationwide lockdown, even as she faces some logistics challenges, a senior official said.
“We used to supply 160-180 tons of fruits and vegetables every day in Delhi-NCR through our Safal retail stores before the lockout. Now we supply more than 300 tonnes per day,” said Safal’s business manager, Pradipta Sahoo.