Coronavirus Outbreak in Navi Mumbai: Vashi APMC market to be shut from May 11 to 17

Updated: May 08, 2020, 18:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The decision was made with over a 100 people testing positive for COVID-19 at the APMC market in Vashi in spite of strict guidelines put in place to maintain social distancing

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

With the cases of Coronavirus continue to surge in the city, the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) has decided to suspend its operations from May 11 to 17.

The market committee has decided to shut all five markets, that include onion-potato markets, spices, fruits, vegetables and grains. The decision was made as cases among the market participants have been rising in spite of strict guidelines put in place to maintain social distance.

Navi Mumbai mayor Jaywant Sutar had urged the Maharashtra government to shut the APMC Market in a bid to stop the movement of people as many of the customers come from Mumbai to the travel to buy their stock of groceries.

The APMC Market in Vashi is the largest supplier of fruits, vegetables, grains and spices to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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