Meat and fish stalls witnessed brisk business ahead of the complete lockdown on Sunday. G Sevanthi, a resident of Kavundampalayam, said she plans to prepare mutton biryani and fish fry for the relatives who will visit her on Sunday.
“We would have prepared the dishes on Saturday had all the family members were present. Although the meat would not be the same if it is stored in the refrigerator, we don’t have a choice,” she told.
V Selvam, a Ganapathi-based butcher said he used to buy two goats on Saturdays and five on Sundays. “Expecting more buyers, I bought four today. The business was normal till evening, but it picked up in the evening. I sold meat from all four goats by evening and had to fetch one more goat from a friend’s shop as customers kept coming till night,” he said.
S K Palanikumar, a fish vendor at Gandhi Maa Nagar, said he usually sells on Sundays but decided to put up the stall on Saturday due to Sunday’s lockdown. “I earned 10-20 % more profit due to increased demand,” he said.
As people were preparing for lockdown on Sunday the city faces more crowds on the evening of Saturday.
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