Going by some accounts shared by Mylaporeans, not all are following the rules strictly. And here is one account by Suresh of Mylapore who shopped at two places. It was a contrasting experience.
This is Suresh’s story –
We visited two shops on July 11, Saturday. I noticed contrasting safety observations from the staff there.
The staff at Surya Greens, R A Puram followed all safety norms including the use of temperature scanner on shoppers and this was good.
But the staff at Aavin Junction store, C. P. Ramaswamy Road had flouted all safety norms. The shop was crowded, and none of the staff were wearing their masks properly; their masks were either on their neck instead of covering their mouth and nose or slipped down.
We noticed that some staff were engaged in an intense argument rather than address the customers quickly.
We request Corporation of Chennai to encourage citizens to report such violations by shops – by providing telephone numbers to complain such unsafe behaviour.
The officials can then conduct surprise checks to ensure safety norms are followed. Warnings can be given for first time violation, repeated safety violations should be severely dealt with. If citizen awareness is not improved, or safety enforced, we will be in eternal cycles of lockdown followed by unlock phases.
- Photo used here of masks on sale is for symbolic representation only.
(( )) IF YOU COME ACROSS POSITIVE AND CARELESS BEHAVIOUR AT PUBLIC SPACES / SHOPS, do share notes here.