By an order issued by Chennai Corporation commissioner, all beaches have been closed to people and that includes the Marina beach.
This evening, police barricaded all access points, went into the sands and by the shoreside to ask visitors to clear off and police vans fitted with public address systems announced the closure of the beach.
This move comes after it was observed that thousands of people were meeting on the Marina through the day and action had to be taken to address the virus issue.
Access to the light house was closed earlier.
However, the open-air fish market on the Loop Road closeby was abuzz as shoppers made quick purchases because the place will be closed for the Sunday lockdown.