The rumour mills seem to be working fairly regularly in the Mylapore neighbourhood though the messages shared on social media are not wild and unsettling.
Most messages are queries on the buzz on new cases.
Two days ago, people wanted to know if it was true that a person in a HB flat near MTC bus terminus in Mandaveli had tested positive since people had told neighbours to take guard.
This afternoon, social media was rife with buzz that a person in Abiramapuram had tested positive.
Such buzz cannot be cross checked with senior civic officials who do not call back or lift their phones.