Coronavirus: TN announces total lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tirupur corporations

Ghughuti Bulletin

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced
total lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore and
Madurai corporations from 6am on April 26 till 9pm on April 29.

Salem and
Tirupur corporations, the total lockdown will be in effect between 6am on April 26 and 9pm on April 28. Only certain essential services would be allowed, the chief minister said in a statement.

Wholesale vegetable markets like Koyambedu will be allowed to function with necessary guidelines. Similarly, mobile vegetable and fruit shops will be allowed. But no other shop will be allowed to open.

Medical services like hospitals, laboratories in hospitals, pharmacies, ambulances and funeral vehicle services will be allowed to function.

Secretariat, health and family welfare, police, revenue and disaster management, electricity, Aavin, local bodies and water supply departments will function only with required staff.

Central government offices and banks will be allowed to function only with 33% strength.

Amma canteens and ATMs will function as usual.

Restaurants will be allowed to deliver food based on the orders received through phone.

Attendants going to homes for elders, disabled people and destitute will be allowed.

Community kitchens run by district administration for destitute and social welfare department and local bodies will continue to function.

Voluntary organisations and other organisations can avail permission from the officials concerned.

“Other than these, all other activities are prohibited,” the chief minister said.

Other government offices, including registration department, will not function. The information technology workforce is allowed to work from home. No private institution will function.

The existing lockdown measures will continue in other
corporations and areas.

The chief minister said the containment areas would be under strict control, where disinfectants will be sprayed twice a day and movement of people will be restricted in other parts of the corporations. If anyone violates the total lockdown order, not only their vehicles be seized but strong action will be taken against them

coronavirus is infectious and could easily transmit to individuals, the chief minister requested the people to fully cooperate the government.

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