Chief Minister Edappadi Pazhaniswamy has announced a complete lockdown in the state between April 26 and 29 to avoid spreading community spread in the Tamil speaking state. Now to our shock, people from the city thronged the supermarkets and other placed where they could buy essentials for the next three days. The roads were choked with vehicles. The special restrictions scheduled to take place only in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore which are considered as red hotspots.
Yesterday #TamilNadu Govt announced a full curfew from 26-29 March …. today morning people thronged Koyambedu vegetable market, groceries shops,local markets with a long line of people.— Jeeva Bharathi (@sjeeva26) April 25, 2020
Video Scenes from #Koyambedu market#StayHome#CoronaLockdown #Lockdownextention pic.twitter.com/v7QfJniNCR
Thousands of people are on streets to do last minute shopping, completely forgetting the norms of physical distancing. Koyambedu market filled with people to buy vegetables, according to reports. Almost in every street of the city, people could be seen standing in queue. Using the lockdown as reason, many outlets increased the prices of essential commodities. At the Thiruvanmiyur market too, people stood in long lines to buy essentials.
Many people who are truly maintaining social distancing are highly disappointed on seeing this behaviour of Chennai people. Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu, posted a tweet slamming the people who are crowding at the public places. He asked them whether they are going to cook “Briyaani” for all the 4 days.
“It seems people are going to buy coronavirus along with the stocks for the 4 days lockdown. Are they going to cook Biriyani for all the 4 days ?? Keep calm !! This too will pass. Panic is not good” said the filmmaker in his tweet. “Why so much panic in chennai!!? For a four days strict lock down ku stock oda serthu virus um vaangiduvaanga pola irrukey!! 🤦🏽♂️ 4 naalum biriyani samaika porangalo?!? keep calm!! Idhuvum kadandhu pogum! Panic is not good!! #staysafepeople” read his tweet.
Check out his tweet below :
Why so much panic in chennai!!? For a four days strict lock down ku stock oda serthu virus um vaangiduvaanga pola irrukey!! 🤦🏽♂️ 4 naalum biriyani samaika porangalo?!? 🤔 keep calm!! Idhuvum kadandhu pogum! Panic is not good!! #staysafepeople pic.twitter.com/BbubQ9JVWH— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) April 25, 2020
On seeing this tweet, one of his follower wrote “Unakenna pa” in the comment section in a way of saying that a rich filmmaker like Venkat Prabhu wouldn’t have to face big problems due to such lockdowns. To his tweet, VP said that “Rasam rice” is enough for him to survive and added that safety is important right now.
Rasam soru porum bro!! Safety mukiyam ippo— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) April 25, 2020
However, on seeing the panic among people, Tamilnadu government has announced that fruits and vegetables shops will be open in the next four days. This change in lockdown plan baffled the people of Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore.
Comment your views on this tweet of Venkat Prabhu and the decision made by our government !!