Frenetic shopping in big stores, business as usual on mada streets

Large as well as small stores are seeing frenetic shopping activity since 5 p.m. in the Mylapore area as people stock up for the lockdown ahead.

Stores in San Thome and R. A. Puram, Mylapore and Alwarpet were packed as office-goers stopped by to shop. In many stores, sanitisers were out of stock while some others received fresh stocks.

A Apollo Pharmacy in San Thome had its own brand of sanitisers but ran out of masks – reusable masks, we were told would arrive on Tuesday.

But out on mada streets around Sri Kapali Temple, the shopping was as usual – vegetable sellers though were busy; they had opened in the morning. But many people made rather large purchases.

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