People Crowd Vilakkuthoon Area of Madurai for Diwali Shopping, Flouting All Social Distancing Norms: WATCH 

Madurai city of Tamil Nadu has been flooding with people excited for Diwali shopping amid the COVID-19 pandemic, However, they were not following any social distancing rules, set by the government.

Vageesha Taluja

November 13, 2020

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In the Madurai city of Tamil Nadu, people have been preparing well for the festival of Diwali. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration has been hampered in many ways. However, the general public is leaving no stone unturned in making their day best with whatever they can do. Recently, a huge crowd appeared at the Vilakkuthoon area of Madurai to buy necessary things ahead of Diwali. Moreover, they flouted social distancing norms spending the evening out shopping for the occasion. Here is everything you need to know about the viral video of the crowd. Check out:

People crowd Vilakkuthoon area of Madurai for Diwali shopping, breaking social distancing rules 

During the festive season, people have been rushing out for shopping for clothes, gifts, and other necessary things ahead of Diwali. According to a viral video surfaced only, citizens were visibly rejoicing at different shops grabbing oil lamps, and rangoli colours, among many things. Some vendors have even set up their stalls outside of the stores, covering the road. They are seen selling numerous things including wiper, brooms, duster, clothes, edibles, to name a few. However, as people went to the market for the festival, they refused to follow social distancing norms, which the government had set to curb the spread of coronavirus. Watch the video from Vilakkuthoon area of Madurai city below: 

The crowd didn’t even allow vehicles to get through the roads to their destination. Bikes, cars, and three-wheelers, or autorickshaws were visibly stuck in the traffic. People blocked the Vilakkuthoon area of Madurai in Tamil Nadu to the extent that there was no space to walk, let alone follow social distancing rules amid the pandemic. In the video, while some people have sported a facemask to avoid infection, others have either left their nose uncovered wearing the mask, or have not even carried the same with them.

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Meanwhile, there has been an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the State. Recently, as per ANI News, the Ministry of Health, Family, and Welfare, Tamil Nadu reported more than 2000 infections on November 12, 2020, Thursday.

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