A question mark hangs over the operations of the Koyambedu wholesale market following reports that three people, 2 truck drivers and a coriander vendor — are suspected to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh, Chennai Corporation Commissioner G. Prakash and Police Commissioner Mr. Viswanathan and other officials held a meeting with traders on Monday morning, to explore the possibility of shifting the market to Madhavaram and Kelambakkam.
Two lorry drivers from Maharashtra and a coriander trader have tested positive for COVID-19. However, corporation officials said that tests in this regard are on and have not been confirmed yet.
Demanding that all traders and workers should be tested for the coronavirus, Chandran said the two truck drivers from Maharashtra, who initially tested negative in their home state, had given fresh samples before proceeding to Chennai. These truck drivers were transporting fruits to the Koyambedu fruit market.
City Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan said the Koyambedu fruits and vegetable market will have to be closed if four or more persons in the market test positive for COVID-19.