Various PILs have been filed in Madras High Court in the last few days over the coronavirus scare. The first PIL was filed in Madras HC against the conduct of IPL in such a crucial time; and there was a PIL filed by an advocate even to shut down all the schools across the state until the coronavirus scare disappears.
A PIL was filed in the HC on Monday, seeking the court to direct the Tamil Nadu government to shut down the TASMAC (Tamilnadu state Marketing corporation limited) liquor selling outlets to control the coronavirus scare as large number of people gather to buy and consume liquor, in an unhygienic condition which could spread the infection. Many of the TASMAC outlets are with the bar facility where people gather.
The PIL also asked the government to supply water uninterruptedly to the schools and residence as the hygiene is important to combat corona, PIL also has demanded the government to supply the hygiene material such as soap and sanitizers to the school students and create awareness. Hearing the petition, the MHC has asked the state government to reply in a week's time and adjourned the matter to next week. Meanwhile, TASMAC liquor shops are one of the major sources of revenue for the government.