New Delhi, April 5 -- Wholesale traders in Delhi have warned of a shortage of essential items in the coming days, saying they are still to get the required number curfew passes for the movement of goods during the nationwide lockdown announced to stave off the spread of Sars-Cov-2 infection.

Essential items include milk, vegetables, foodgrains, cooking oil, consumer durables and medicines, among others.

The capital's apex traders' body on Saturday said they had written to the Union and Delhi governments to streamline the issuance of passes so that supplies are not affected.

The Central government had issued a list of essential items, including groceries, which have been kept out of the purview of businesses ordered to remain shut during ...