Chennai: Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Tamil Nadu government has announced a two-week lockdown from May 10 to May 24. The order was issued a day after the state recorded its biggest day spike of new Covid infections.
Tamil Nadu recorded 26,465 new Covid-19 cases in the biggest single-day spike so far on Friday, pushing the caseload to 13,23,965 while a record 197 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 15,171. Chennai accounted for 6,738 new infections, totalling 3,77,042 till date.
Here is the list of what’s allowed, what’s not:
1. Shops selling grocery, vegetables, meat and fish will function from 6 am till 12 pm.
2. Restaurants allowed to stay open only for takeaway services.
3. The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) shops have been ordered to remain closed.
4.All non-essential services in state department will remain shut.
5. Secretariat, health, revenue, disaster management, police, fire service, prison departments, local administration, EB, PWD, social welfare, forests department will function.
6. Restrictions on cinemas, multiplexes, theatres, gyms, recreation clubs, bars, auditoriums, meeting halls, and other similar places shall continue.
7. Inter-district and intra-district bus services run by the government and private players are prohibited.
8. All beaches across the state will remain shut.
9. Taxi services and auto services are also not allowed to operate.
10. People need to carry documents to prove their travel for weddings, funerals, hospitals will be allowed.
11. E-commerce activities other than supply of essentials disallowed.
12. E-registration continue to be implemented to monitor those coming to the state.