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Coronavirus: Chennai store sealed for hoarding thermal scanners

“The owner was allegedly looking to sell them later at a higher rate,” said an official.

Published: 20th March 2020 08:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2020 01:47 PM   |  A+A-

An official uses thermal screening device on visitorsin the wake of coronavirus pandemic. (Photo | PTI)

An official uses thermal screening device on visitors in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: City Corporation Health department officials, along with the State Drug Controller team, sealed a shop selling surgical equipment on Mount Road, on a complaint that the owner had stocked thermal scanners. “The owner was allegedly looking to sell them later at a higher rate,” said an official.

Meanwhile, a senior official said, “Apart from stocking the thermal scanners, he also failed to deliver a promised order to the Health department. Action against him came under the sections of Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, the official said. 



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