Tamil Nadu tightens lockdown restrictions: Check new curbs and guidelines of MK Stalin government
Tamil Nadu has tightened the lockdown restrictions in the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus with effect from 4 AM on Saturday, May 15. The MK Stalin-led government has imposed the lockdown from May 10 to May 24.
Tamil Nadu has tightened the lockdown restrictions in the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus with effect from 4 AM on Saturday, May 15.
The MK Stalin-led government has imposed the lockdown from May 10 to May 24. The government has added further restrictions over and above the ongoing lockdown on Friday, May 14.
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The state government has capped the timings of the grocery shops to four hours. As per the new restrictions, the working hours of standalone grocery shops, supermarkets, vegetable shops, meat shops, and others will be from 6 AM to 10 AM.
The government has also asked these shops to operate without air-conditioning and permit only 50 percent footfall.
E-commerce services such as Dunzo and others that deliver groceries, meat, vegetables will be allowed to function from 6 AM to 10 AM. While other e-commerce firms would be permitted to deliver goods between 2 PM and 6 PM.
Essential services including fuel stations, ATMs, medical shops will remain open. Whereas all other stores including footpath vendors selling vegetables, flowers, tea shops have been asked to go under lockdown.
For domestic and even inter-district travellers including people going to weddings, funerals, caregiving for the elderly etc. e-pass has been made mandatory and can be availed by visiting the official website at eregister.tnega.org. The e-pass would be required from 6 AM May 17.
The existing night curfew from 10 PM to 4 AM and the total lockdown on Sundays will continue to be in effect.
As per the latest data available, Tamil Nadu has reported 31,892 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. The total caseload now stands at 15,31,377 including 1,95,339 active cases.
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