Palaniswami asks govt to close Tasmac shops temporarily

Former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday demanded the DMK government to temporarily close down all the Tasmac liquor outlets and the bar attached to it.

In a statement, the AIADMK leader said that the current Chief Minister MK Stalin during his tenure as leader of the opposition in 2021 demanded the closure of Tasmac shops stating that the liquor outlets were posing the danger of spreading coronavirus.
The DMK seem to have different contradictory stands on the issue. Last year, the DMK as the opposition party staged demonstrations seeking the closure of bars and now they are allowing the liquor stores to run, EPS said.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian had admitted that coronavirus is spreading at rocket speed explaining that every one COVID positive person is infecting at least 9 people. The state health ministry in its official bulletin admits that there are 24,000 active cases in the state and social media reports claim that the actual COVID cases will be more than 50,000 in the state. Considering the current situation there is a need to effectively implement the coronavirus safety protocols.