For the first time, a wide-ranging queue of PDS beneficiaries, each standing on a hand made paper round circular, stood to acquire food materials at Manogarpur block in West Singhum district in Jharkhand.

'It is exemplary', remarked Sub Divisional officer in Manoharpur today, a night after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared 21- day Lockdown across India to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Elsewhere, the state administration and police were on foot to maintain law and order and provide essential services to people.

In Ranchi, Deputy Commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray spoken video this morning informed citizens that two Helpline phones were created to provide help sought by citizens.

At Elbert Ekka Chowk, city centre in Ranchi, loudspeakers were used by the district administration to 'stay at home, stay safe'.

The loudspeaker carrying vehicle plied in the city informing people that Section 144 was in force and as such people were advised to stay at home.

At Bank of India, Kanke Road branch, customers were provided sanitizer on their palms and fingers before they entered inside the bank and indulged in financial transactions, a feature common in almost all bank branches across Jharkhand.

In the Daily Market, vegetable vendors and buyers caused traffic packed with vehicles on the Main road for over an hour. 

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