Shops selling essential items such as vegetables, groceries, tea, were allowed to operate until 12 noon in the district during the 14 day full curfew which came into force from May 10. 13 Amma unavagams functioned as usual. But people were not allowed to sit and eat.
In eateries food was served in parcels only from 6am to 10pm, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm. It is common practice for Amma restaurants to prepare more food than is always prepared during curfew.
So, additional food is prepared in the such restaurants. Milk shops, hospitals and petrol bunks functioned as usual.
The fish, meat, egg shops were open until 12 noon, but the meat shops have less crowd than usual. The Erode bus stand was deserted due to the ban on bus, taxi, auto transport.
Similarly, the Erode Panneerselvam Park area, Eeswaran Temple Road, RKV Road clock tower area, which was always bustling was deserted without any movement of people due to the closure of all textile shops.
Banks, government and private companies operated with security mechanisms with 50 per cent employees.
Vaccinations are also allowed as usual. In the vegetable market at VOC Park, various preventive measures are being taken on behalf of the corporation.
The retail sale will continue till 7 am till the end of the full curfew, the corporation commissioner Elangovan said adding that steps have been taken to provide meat to households to avoid crowds at meat shops.
The Uzhavar Sandhais functioned as usual this morning.