November 28, 2022

Mattuthavani Flower Market in Madurai is Temporarily Closed | Madurai News

MADURAI: The busy Mattuthavani flower market in Madurai was temporarily closed by the district administration from Monday afternoon following a violation of Covid-19 standards. The market was overcrowded and many were found not wearing masks when S district collector Aneesh Sekhar paid a surprise visit following complaints of lockdown violations.
Dr Sekhar said the decision was made in light of the public’s well-being to limit the spread of the virus. However, to ensure that traders, traders and consumers are not affected by the closure, the district collector authorized the temporary operation of the market from part of the omnibus stand in Mattuthavani. Only wholesale will be allowed from the temporary site.
The collector also banned the retail sale of vegetables and fruits from the Mattuthavani Vegetable and Fruit Market Wholesale Market and Paravai Vegetable Wholesale Market.
Officials said the move was aimed at preventing overcrowding, which could lead to the spread of Covid-19. These markets would only be open to wholesale trade, but they would also be closed if the wearing of masks and the maintenance of social distancing are not respected.
The district administration has also warned traders in busy shopping areas around the city that their stores will be closed and sealed if they allow customers without a mask or violate other Covid-19 standards. They will also be reserved under the Disaster and Epidemic Management Act.
Worshipers will not be allowed to visit 22 important temples in Madurai District, including Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Sundararaja Perumal Temple and Pazhamudhir Cholai Murugan Temple in Alagar Kovil Monday through Sunday (August 2-8) . Temple staff will be permitted to perform regular pujas during this time.
Previously, the collector fined Rs 5,000 each on two hotels in North Masi Street and Vilakuthoon, Rs 5,000 each at a large jewelry store on West Masi Street and Rs 2,000 each at two jewelry stores in Netaji Nagar in the jewelry bazaar for violation. of Covid-19 standards.