Shoppers are leaning towards grocery stores, fish-meat and vegetable markets as well as super shops during the ‘all-out lockdown’ enforced from April 14 across the country.
As super shops put more emphasis on social distance along with other health guidelines than the general market, consumers are flocking to the super shops in the capital to avoid coronavirus risk.
The images were seen while visiting different super shops like shawpno, Agora and Mina Bazar in the capital’s Basabo, South Banasree, Khilgaon, Malibagh, Magbazar on Wednesday (April 14).
Meanwhile, the prices of daily essential comodities are rising due to coronavirus infection. On the other hand, shops in the capital are closed. So, the interest of common shoppers in this disaster situation is now in the super shop.
However, sometimes the super shops are struggling to maintain social distance due to huge crowds of shoppers. Super shop authorities have placed special emphasis on cleanliness to avoid the risk of coronavirus.
It was learned that the number of direct shoppers has increased than before. In addition, many consumers are buying products over the telephone or by ordering online. Besides, to avoid unhealthy environment, conscious class people are now running towards super shops.
South Banasree area’s dream super shop in-charge Sumon told Risingbd that consumers can’t buy all the products at once in the general market. So now more people are coming to the super shop.
Rafiqul Alam, a shopper at Agora Super Shop, in the wireless area of Boro Moghbazar, said, “Shoppers do not care about social distance in fish, meat, vegetable markets and grocery stores. They are busy buying and selling in crowds. The super shop is a lot of an exception compared to that. Here consumers are buying products while maintaining social distance. In addition, supermarkets are now cheaper than outside shops.”
Farhan Ferdous, a shopper at Mina Bazar at New Eskaton Road in Moghbazar in the capital, said, “In the coronavirus situation, there is no reason to rush into the market and increase the risk. So now general people are also going to the super shop.”
Mentionable, a notification was issued by the Cabinet Division on Monday (April 12) announcing a lockdown for 8 days from April 14 to April 21. It was said that vegetable materials and daily commodities can be bought and sold in open places from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in accordance with the health guidelines.