Physical Distancing Goes For A Toss At Fish Markets

The Hindu|March 30, 2020

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Physical Distancing Goes For A Toss At Fish Markets
Though many in the crowd were wearing masks, they were seen jostling for space

Due to non-availability of mutton, fish markets at Kasimedu, Chintadripet, Aminjikarai, and Avadi witnessed large crowds on Sunday, despite the lockdown.

Though people were seen wearing masks, they did not adhere to personal distancing and were seen jostling for space.

“At Kasimedu, the crowds started as early as 7 a.m. and buyers were there till noon. People were buying directly from the boats. Though fishing is not allowed now, boats sold fish from their stocks. These were kept in deep freeze on ice. However, prices were quite high due to the demand,” said a fish dealer.

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March 30, 2020