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TN govt eases curbs in Chennai from July 6, extends restrictions in Madurai

By PTI
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Chennai, July 04: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisamy on Saturday announced lockdown relaxations for Chennai from July 6, while extending curbs for Madurai and nearby regions till July 12. Chennai, which is under tightened restrictions from June 19 to July 5 to help fight rising COVID-19 cases, would see an easing of curbs from Monday.

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Effective July 6, vegetable shops and groceries could function from 6 am to 6 pm from the present 6 am to 2 pm in Chennai and suburban areas under the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police, Palaniswami said in a statement. Tea shops could resume functioning and operate from 6 am to 6 pm though only takeaway services would be permitted.

Similarly, restaurants shall continue with takeaway services alone as is the norm now though they could now work till 9 pm from the present 2 pm. Barring malls, all kinds of showrooms and other businesses including textiles and jewellery can be back in business and work from 10 am to 6 pm, he said.

The restrictions and relaxations applicable prior to June 19 shall come into force again, he said. Till June 18, businesses and commercial establishments were allowed to function by following safety measures including social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The intense lockdown clamped from June 24 in Madurai city and several nearby areas, including Paravai Town Panchayat and a number of village panchayats, would continue to be on till July 12, he said. Only essential services would be allowed to function in these regions and no kind of activities shall be permitted in containment zones, the chief minister added.

Besides Chennai and Madurai, several relaxations as part of Unlock-2 are applicable in other parts of Tamil Nadu. Palaniswami appealed to the people to extend their cooperation for the government's efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days ago, the government announced that there will be a complete shutdown on all the four Sundays in July throughout Tamil Nadu.

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