Massive crowd gathers for Diwali shopping in Madurai; social distancing norms flouted

On the occasion of Dhanteras, crowds have gathered in the shops of Madurai. The market streets are filled with shoppers for Diwali shopping and the shops seem to be thronged by visitors for shopping essential goods, gifts and assets such as gold despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Central and the State government has repeatedly advised the people to maintain social distancing, however people seem to not pay attention to the dangers of the situation and have carelessly gathered in huge numbers without following the norms of social distancing and are ignoring other precautionary measures. This will increases the possibility of the third wave of COVID case surge and lockdown.