Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown Till June 14

Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown Till June 14 A man going to work on a cycle wearing a COVID/Coronavirus mask - (Photo credit: Xinhua)

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that the current statewide lockdown will be extended till June 14 with some relaxations.

The Chief Minister MK Stalin-led government also announced that vegetable, grocery and meat shops, which have been closed since May 24, will be permitted to function from June 7 onwards between 6 am to 5 pm in all districts.

Meanwhile, 11 Tamil Nadu districts, which continue to report high caseloads, will continue to witness the intensive lockdown enforced. Those districts are Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai.

The state government has also announced that the matchbox industry can function with 50 per cent capacity across Tamil Nadu.

Here is the fresh relaxations for the above-mentioned districts:

  • Groceries shops are allowed from 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Vegetable, fruits and flower shops are allowed from 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Wholesale fish markets are allowed. Districts administration will make temporary arrangements to relocate the fish markets in open areas.
  • Slaughterhouses are allowed to operate.
  • Government offices can operate with 30 per cent work force.
  • Registration offices can operate with 50 per cent work force.
  • The matchbox industry can operate with 50 per cent workforce.

Here are the additional relaxations for other areas:

  • Housekeeping services for apartments, private companies are allowed.
  • Electricians, plumbers and motor technicians can operate from 6 am to 5 pm with e-registration.
  • Electrical item shops are allowed from 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Bike, care mechanic, Puncture shops allowed from 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Automobile spare parts shops allowed from 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Shops selling educational books allowed to operate.
  • Auto and taxi with e-registration allowed.

India’s COVID-19 Tally

India reported 1.20 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours which is the lowest in 58 days.

Fresh 1,20,529 cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday (June 5).

1,97,894 discharges, and 3,380 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the Ministry. The new cases took the overall infection tally of the country to 2,86,94,879 cases, out of which the active caseload stood at 15,55,248 cases as of Saturday. Thus active cases decrease by 80,745 in last 24 hours. 

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