Even before the curfew was imposed in the Erode area, most of the power owners voluntarily closed the power loom units due to corona pandemic.
In this situation, some power looms were operating in Erode, Periyasemur and Manikkampalayam areas contrary to the curfew rules.
A surprise inspection by the officials at the powerloom units revealed that the looms were working and the workers who worked there were working without masks.
As a result, 7 power loom units were locked and sealed by the authorities and fined in Periyasemur. If the mills and turbines were operating during the curfew, public can lodge complaints to the district administration to take necessary action, officials said.