Lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended till June 14 with some relaxations


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday announced the extension of lockdown by another week till June 14 with some relaxation. The current lockdown comes to an end on June 7.

In a statement issued here, Stalin said the existing permissible activity will be allowed. He said considering the high rate of COVID-19 infection in Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, and Myladuthurai, some essential services subject to the following restrictions are allowed from June 7 onwards.

-Standalone provisions/vegetable/fruits/fish/meat shops to function between 6 am to 5 pm

-Vegetable/flower/fruit vendors on pavement can function between 6 am and 5 pm

-Fish markets and slaughterhouses will be allowed to function only for wholesales

-Government offices can function with 30 percent staff strength;

-Only 50 tokens will be issued at sub-registrar offices

-Only 50 percent of workers are allowed in matchbox factories.

In the case of other districts apart from the above, the following services are allowed with relaxations:

-Private housekeeping services will be allowed with an e-pass;

-Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, motor technicians, and other self-employed persons will be allowed to function between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. with e-pass;

-Shops selling electrical goods, hardware, automobile components, book, stationery items, automobile service stations (not sales showrooms) can function between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m;

-Cycle and two-wheeler mechanic shops can function between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m;

-Taxis with three passengers other than the driver and autorickshaws with two passengers can ply with e-pass.

Those travelling to hill stations can do with an e-pass from the District Collectors.

Export units and units supplying raw materials for export units located in Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Salem, Karur, Erode, Namakkal, and Trichy can function for the supply of samples with 10 percent staff strength.

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