The impact of violations is being witnessed first-hand in Tamil Nadu, where 569 fresh cases were reported on Tuesday with 236 of them reported in Chennai. A major point of contention in the state, vis-a-vis the pandemic, includes the election rallies and poll-centric events. Earlier this week, as many as 209 family clusters emerged in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Coimbatore and Villupuram which has led to a spike in cases. Deputy Directors of Health Services in various districts have been instructed to keep a strict vigil over public events and activities conducted in their jurisdiction, for which permits need to be sought by the organisers. In the absence of safety protocols, such events could very well turn out to be the next super-spreaders in the state, where over 10.38 lakh people have been inoculated since the arrival of the vaccine.