Corona Hotspot TN breaks Social Distancing rules

Chennai : Even more than 500 covid-19 positive cases daily and around 3825 active coronavirus cases ; Tamil Nadu saw liquor sales worth Rs.150 crore on the first day of reopening of TASMAS (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation the monopoly seller of liquor in the state) wine outlets.

The Tamil Nadu government had permitted the re-opening of TASMAC outlets across the state except in Greater Chennai area. TASMAC has a total of 5,300 outlets and employs more than 25,000 people. Choas prevailed at retail outlets in several districts including Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu.

According to  report , Police had to resort to mild lathi-charge in some of the districts as desperate tipplers gave social distancing norms a go-by. Police had a tough time controlling crowds wanting to buy liquor as all TASMAC outlets have been closed in the state since March 24. Preliminary estimates of the state government indicated that Rs 150 crore worth of liquor was sold in Tamil Nadu.

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The government’s move to open the TASMAC outlets had attracted criticism from opposition parties including DMK’s M K Stalin, Congress party and others. However, the state government struggling for revenue had decided to go ahead with the sales. In 2018-19, TASMAC alone generated revenues of Rs 31,157.83 crore.

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