Tamil Nadu extends the news of the expansion of lockdown till June 14

The Tamil Nadu government has announced that it will extend the blockade imposed on the state until June 14, with some waivers. Vegetable, grocery, and meat shops, which have been closed since May 24, will open in all areas from June 7 between 6 am and 5 pm.

However, the 11 districts of Tamil Nadu still high will continue to monitor the tightened blockade. The 11 districts are Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, and Mayiladuthurai.

The government also announced that the matchbox industry could work with 50% of the country’s workforce. Decided the extension of the lockdown after a high-level meeting between Prime Minister MK Stalin and officials on June 4.

Relaxation for areas other than 11 areas includes:

  • Independent department stores, vegetable, meat, and fish shops are open from 06.00 to 17.00.
  • Flower and fruit sellers on the roadside can sell from 06.00 to 17.00.
  • Slaughterhouse can only be opened for wholesale
  • Government departments can work with 30% of the workforce
  • Registration service is entitled to work with 50 tokens per day
  • Housekeeping services allowed with electronic registration
  • Electricians, plumbers, computer repair shops, and automotive technicians can work 6 to 17 hours with electronic registration
  • Electronic stores can operate between 6 and 17 hours
  • Mechanical workshops for bicycle and bicycle repair (except showroom) can be open from 6 to 17 hours.
  • Hardware stores can be open from 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Stationery shop has the right to work from 6 to 17
  • Can be operated car rental, taxis, and cars with electronic registration

Relaxation for these 11 areas is:

  • Independent department stores, vegetable, meat, and fish shops are open from 06.00 to 17.00.
  • Street vendors selling vegetables, flowers, and fruits have the right to sell from 06.00 to 17.00.
  • Can only open fish markets and slaughterhouses for wholesalers
  • Public services can work with 30% of employees
  • Matchbox industry can work with 50% staff

Restrictions still apply to travel between regions, and registration is required for travel by road, air, and rail. Travelers are only allowed to travel in cases of medical or funeral emergencies and must register with the necessary documentation.

The intensive lockdown in Tamil Nadu, which took effect on May 24, resulted in the closure of all grocery and vegetable shops. The government allowed vegetables to be sold on carts and then gave grocery stores the option to ship supplies home. The restaurant is closed for meals, only deliveries or deliveries are allowed. During the strict lockdown of taxis and car shows, they cannot move except in an emergency.

In Tamil Nadu, the workload has decreased significantly in recent weeks. Since nearly 36,000 cases were reported the day before, their number fell to 22,651 on June 3. Coimbatore, Chennai, Trichy, Erode, Tirupur, and Salem are still recording more than 1,000 cases per day.

Tamil Nadu has now formed a committee to examine the country’s readiness for the third wave of coronavirus infections. Tamil Nadu entered the blockade on May 8. This continues until June 7.

On June 1, the United government announced that it would only open districts if the positive sample rate were below 5% for at least one week. The government also recommends that at least 70% of the population at risk be vaccinated. Those are belonging those over the age of 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities.