Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin imposes 14-day complete lockdown from May 10 till 24 to arrest COVID spread
The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown for two weeks from May 10 to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Chennai: With Tamil Nadu witnessing a sharp increase in the covid-19 cases, the government on Saturday announced a complete lockdown in the state for two weeks amid a surge in Covid-19 cases. The lockdown will begin from May 10 and continue till May 24.
Announcing the lockdown in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister MK Stalin said the shutdown decision was taken due to "unavoidable circumstances" in the state owing to the rise in Covid-19 cases.
"The total lockdown will be enforced from 4 am on May 10 to 4 am on May 24," he said.
During the 14-day complete lockdown in Tamil Nadu, only essential services be allowed to operate.
During the complete lockdown from May 10, vegetable, meat and fish shops and provisional stores will be allowed to operate only till 12 noon. All other shops will remain closed.
State-owned liquor shops, Tasmac will remain closed during the 14-day complete lockdown in Tamil Nadu. Restaurants will be allowed to open only for takeaway services.
Only essential services will be allowed to operate. Petrol and diesel bunks will remain open during the lockdown.
All shops will be allowed to remain open on Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 9 pm to help people prepare for the two-week complete lockdown.
The order was announced a day after the state reported 26,465 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day spike since the pandemic began.
So far, the southern state has recorded 13,23,965 Covid-19 infections and 15,171 deaths due to the viral disease.
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