Intense lockdown comes to end in Tamil Nadu ?
Chennai : Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K palaniswami, on Saturday, announced some relaxations in Chennai and its suburbs , where an complete lockdown will come to an end at midnight on Sunday. Effective from July 6, vegetable shops and groceries could function from 6-6 from the present 6 am to 2 pm under the jurisdiction of greater Chennai police.
The state capital which is under strict restrictions from June 19 to July 5 to help combat coronavirus spikes, would see easing of curbs from Monday. While extending curbs in Madurai and nearby regions till July 12.
From Monday morning, tea shops could resume functioning and operate from 6 am to 6 pm through on 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 textile and jewellery can be back in business and work from 10 am to 6 pm.
The restrictions and relaxations prior to June 19 shall come into force again.
Barber shops, salons, spas and beauty parlous shall function as per standard operating procedure issued earlier. Fish stalls , chicken and other meat stalls and egg shops are permitted on the condition that social distancing norms are maintained there.
Movement of employees with the district does not require e-pass , but pass is required to movement to and from other districts.
Industries and other establishment can use e-passes by district collectors for inter district movement prior to June 19.
The CM said “Therefore, no need to get new e-passes nor any other passes for inter-district movement from July 6 .Those who have not obtained r-passes/passes can apply following procedures and get it”
Meanwhile, besides Chennai & Madurai , several relaxations as part of Unlock 2 are applicable in other parts of Tamil Nadu.
The CM appealed to the people to extend their cooperation for the government’s efforts to battle Covid-19 pandemic .
(With inputs TOI, NDTV)