Lucknow, March 27 -- With around 60% of the wholesale medicine market in Aminabad shut down due to coronavirus scare, retail medical stores across the city have started facing shortage of medicines.

After the nationwide lockdown, around 3,000 shops in the old medicine and new medicine markets in Aminabad have shut down due to various reasons.

These two wholesale medicine markets are the lifeline for the city's retailers.

After the nationwide lock-down from midnight of March 23 to check spread of Sars-Cov-2, most labourers in the two wholesale medicine markets have left for their home districts.

In local parlance, these labourers are known as palledars (porters) whose job is to ferry big medicine boxes from one shop to another and carry ...