City flouts rules to celebrate New Year

After a long year of being cooped up indoors, Chennaiites gratefully took to the city to celebrate the new year. Malls, beaches and temples were crowded even with restrictions in place. Despite the looming threat of COVID-19 and the recently confirmed new strain in the city, locals still flouted mask regulations and social distancing.
Visitors on Marina on Friday (above); people waiting for NY darshan at Tirumala Tirupati in T Nagar
Visitors on Marina on Friday (above); people waiting for NY darshan at Tirumala Tirupati in T Nagar

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