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Tamil Nadu to intensify COVID-19 lockdown: What's open, what's not


Chennai, May 14: Tamil Nadu government on Friday further intensified the total lockdown in the state, amid the rising cases of coronavirus.

More curbs, including a two-hour cut in duration for functioning of vegetable and provision stores, would be implemented from May 15.

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Citing data on virus spread, with over 30,000 fresh cases everyday and active cases getting close to the two-lakh mark, Stalin said the new restrictions (from 4 am on Saturday till 4 am on May 24) would be implemented due to ''unavoidable reasons.''

On Friday, 31,892 fresh virus cases were reported while the active caseload stood at 1,95,339.

Tamil Nadu to intensify COVID-19 lockdown: What's open, what's not

  • Outlets selling vegetables, fish and meat, and provision stores would be allowed to be open only till 10 am
  • Tea shops will not be allowed.
  • Pavement shops selling vegetables, flowers and fruits, which were earlier allowed to function till noon, would not be allowed to function from Saturday.
  • No permission for roadside shops selling vegetables, flowers and fruits.
  • Online ordering and delivery -e-commerce firms- services can operate between (6 am to 10 am and between 2 pm and 6 pm) to deliver essential commodities including groceries, fish and meat.
  • E-Pass registration essential for those who come from other States and foreign countries.
  • E- Pass registration compulsory for intra-State & inter-State travel w.e.f. from May 17th, 6 am.
  • Complete lockdown on both Sundays (16th and 23rd)
  • ATMs, fuel pumps, medical shops (both allopathic and Indian systems of medicine) would be open as usual.

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