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Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 21, liquor shops open in 27 districts

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Chennai, June 11: The Tamil Nadu government extended the coronavirus induced lockdown, which is in force in the state by one more week, till 6 am on June 21, with some relaxation in 27 districts including Chennai.

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The decision was taken after experts in public health recommended the government extend the lockdown by another week. A total of 11 districts have higher number of cases and few rural areas have been giving a major headache to the state government.

Has the lockdown been extended in Tamil Nadu?

Yes, lockdown will continue till 6am on June 21 with some relaxations. More relaxations allowed in the Western belt comprising Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Karur and seven other districts.

Admission in schools allowed?

Yes, admission work in schools, colleges and university will be allowed.

Will liquor shops remain open?

Yes, Tasmac liquor outlets are allowed to function from 10am to 5 pm in 27 districts.

Will industries be allowed to operate?

Yes, all Industries are allowed to operate with 33% workforce.

Are essential service shops allowed to open?

Yes, two-wheeler repair shops, agricultural products, pump sets and other farm essential shopes allowed to open. Security services, plumbers and electricians have also been allowed.

Can IT companies operate?

Yes, IT companies allowed to work at 20 per cent capacity. Home Financing Companies, Non-banking Financial Companies and all Co-operatives will be allowed to function with 33% workforce.

Export companies, Industries that supply to export companies can be allowed to function with 25% staff.

Will Saloons be allowed to open?

Yes, Salons, spas and barber shops are allowed to reopen, till 5 pm in the 27 districts with 50 percent capacity. The shops are barred from using air-conditioning inside their premises.

Will parks be open?

Yes, Parks would also reopen for limited hours in the 27 districts between 6 am and 9 am.

Will auto-rickshaws allowed to operate?

Taxis, auto-rickshaws allowed to operate.

Are house keeping staff allowed to work?

Yes, housekeeping staff will be allowed to function with e-pass

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