TN under tightened lockdown from Monday


Current lockdown will be extended from May 24 early morning for a week…reports Asian Lite News

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday announced lockdown for a week starting from May 24 further tightening some of the relaxations to break the chain of coronavirus infection.

In a statement issued here after a meeting of law makers belonging to all parties, Stalin said the current lockdown will be extended from May 24 early morning for a week.

According to him the following services are exempted from the lockdown from May 24:

-Pharmacies — allopathy, traditional medicines and veterinary

-Milk/water/newspaper supplies

Swab test done by the Chennai Corporation as there is a gradual increase in the COVID positive cases in Tamilnadu

-Vegetables and fruits to be supplied by horticulture department through vehicles to people here and in districts

-Essential departments at the State Secretariat and District Headquarters

-Employees in private sector, banks, insurance companies are requested to work from home

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-E-Commerce companies can function between 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

-Only takeaways from hotels/restaurants can function between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. 12 noon to 3 p.m and 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Food delivery companies like Swiggy and Zomato can deliver only during the above period

New Delhi: Health workers collect swab samples for Covid-19 testing at a testing center in New Delhi on Friday, May 07, 2021. (Photo: Wasim Sarvar/ IANS)

-Fuel outlets will function

-ATM services will be allowed

-Trucks carrying agri produce, farm inputs and essential items will be allowed

-Inter district travel for medical reasons and death allowed with e-registration

-Intra district travel for medical reasons are allowed without e-registration

-Media allowed to function

-Continuous process industries and industries manufacturing essential commodities and medical equipments are allowed to operate

However the government is silent on the operation of grocery and provision shops during the lockdown.

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