Kerala: Distribution of free ration has started from today through the 14,250 retail outlets. Grain distribution for Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Priority Household card holders would take place till noon and others in the afternoon. Only 5 persons would be allowed at a time in a retail ration outlet in keeping with social distancing norms. Ward members of local bodies and volunteers in each locale would help in preventing crowds. Each dealer could introduce a token system to avoid card-holders from gathering in huge numbers. The collection date for cardholders with numbers ending in 2 and 3 is on Thursday, 4 and 5 on Friday, 6 and 7 on Saturday and 8 and 9 on Sunday (April 5).
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