Tamil Nadu imposes two-week lockdown, gives 2 days for preparation

NewsBharati    08-May-2021
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Chennai, May 08: A day after taking the oath, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on Saturday announced a two-week complete lockdown across the state to stem the growth of the COVID-19. According to Stalin, lockdown will start from May 10 and will remain in force till May 24.
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He said, that the decision was taken as the state is witnessing unavoidable circumstances due to a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. The DMK govt has also given two days to the citizen of the state to get prepare for the two-week lockdown.

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Here are restriction :- 
  • As per the restriction, all vegetable, meat, and fish shops and provisional stores will be allowed to operate only till noon every day.

  • All other shops, cinemas, multiplexes, theatres, gyms, recreation clubs, will remain closed across the state.

  • Amma canteens are allowed to remain open all day. However, eateries and restaurants across the state will only be allowed to operate for takeaway service only.

  • Except for essential services, all movement across the state will be prohibited. Petrol and diesel pumps in Tamil Nadu have been exempted from the lockdown restrictions by the government.

  • Apart from Tamilnadu, its neighboring states Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana have also declared the state-wise complete lockdown in their respective states.

Tamil Nadu recorded 26,465 new COVID-19 cases in the single biggest day spike so far on Friday. It has also recorded 197 deaths in the last 24 hours.