Koyambedu Market to lockdown backfiring: 5 components behind Chennai’s spike in coronavirus instances

Chennai has seen a worrying spike within the coronavirus numbers within the final one week and at a time when cities are struggling to deal with the disaster, Chennai has significantly been in dire straits. Chennai noticed a double lockdown for 4 days and but the instances have shot up.

On Monday, Tamil Nadu noticed the very best variety of new coronavirus instances. The state reported 527 new coronavirus instances in a day. Chennai reported 266 new instances on Monday.

Listed here are 5 components that has led to this sudden rise in coronavirus numbers in Chennai:


The Koyambedu market in Chennai, unfold over 200 acres, with some 3,000 outlets has turn into the newest hotspot within the metropolis. Of the 266 instances in Chennai, 215 have been discovered to have hyperlinks with the market. One of many largest markets in Chennai, Koyambedu turn into an enormous cluster within the space. The Koyambedu market has store distributors who examined optimistic and so authorities have been burdened with the duty of a mammoth contact tracing train. This cluster has come as an enormous drawback as instances linked to this market have risen in a number of districts of Tamil Nadu, and even in Kerala.


Whereas the remainder of the nation was below lockdown, Chennai was below double lockdown from April 26 to April 29. This was accomplished to cease the unfold of coronavirus, nonetheless, it backfired as folks resorted to panic shopping for on April 25. Big crowds have been witnessed on the market the place instances of coronavirus have been confirmed later.


Chennai has confronted an uphill activity in tackling the novel coronavirus due to quite a few clusters which have emerged, the Koyambedu market, the Tablighi Jamaat occasion in Delhi, a prayer meet held by residents in Chennai’s Thiru Vi Ka Nagar and a regional media outlet which reported over 30 instances of coronavirus. The quantity of people that travelled overseas and returned have additionally added to the variety of coronavirus instances.


Practically 98% of instances in Chennai have been asymptomatic and that has proved to be a severe problem for authorities. And that is why the Chennai municipal company got here up with a method of door-to-door screening in each containment zone in order to establish all those that could have coronavirus earlier than it results in group transmission.


On a optimistic notice, the speed of testing has gone up in Chennai, which has additionally led to extra coronavirus instances being detected. Chennai has examined at a charge of 5,225 folks per million as of Could 1, in line with the Chennai company, which suggests extra instances are being detected.

The native and state authorities are doing all they’ll to battle the coronavirus disaster and with relaxations within the curbs throughout lockdown 3.0, what stays maybe the largest problem for authorities is contact tracing and making certain there isn’t a group transmission of the virus within the metropolis.

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Sandra Z. Connelly

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