The Koyambedu wholesale market will function as usual. There were rumours spread that the markets would be closed. The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority which manages the market requested the public not to believe rumours and warned that stern action would be taken against those who spread fake news. Visitors and labourers were given soaps and masks. There are plans of setting up screening facilities at the entry points of the market. An average of 1 lakh people visit the market everyday to buy flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner, clarified that all markets and small trade establishments would continue to function as usual and asked people not to believe mischievous elements who are spreading rumours.