In Mylapore’s shopping spaces, people wear masks but hawkers do not

Guidelines given to people to observe during the corona virus situation are flouted in many shopping spaces in Mylapore.

This morning, Sasirekha Raammohan who went down to the hawker stalls on South Mada Street to buy some greens was greeted by lots of shoppers crowding around the stalls.

“People wore masks alright but the hawkers did not wear them,” says this dance guru who stepped out of home after being inside for three weeks.

Similarly, the south end of Kamaraj Salai in R. A. Puram which houses over fifty small shops – from food joints and tea shops, to stores and vegetable sellers – is choc a block with people who live in the thickly-habited KVB Gardens.

“You can see over 200 people out on the road between 9 am and noon,”said Kathiravan, a resident.

The crowding was so intense that a day ago, local police had to chase people home and ask shops to shut down early.

 

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