The total number of Covid-19 patients in Chennai stands 673.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami
said that crowding at vegetable shops in major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore and others is a major issue and people had failed to understand the gravity of the situation.
Palaniswami lamented that people were not taking precautions in the state and noted that the spread can be curtailed if people follow the guidelines.
In order to prevent crowding at Koyambedu market the government has banned retail sales of vegetables and fruits and flowers in this market, which is one of the largest in Asia.
According to the government, retail sales of vegetables and fruits will be allowed at playgrounds and bus stations.
The government has also ordered the shifting of the fruits and flowers market to Madhavaram bus stand until further orders.
Sale of vegetables and other times for retailers will be allowed starting from early morning till 7.30 a.m. the government said.