Tamil Nadu govt announces complete lockdown in several parts of state for 3-4 days

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced four days of complete lockdown in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore and three days in Salem and Tiruppur.


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced four days of complete lockdown in several parts of the state including Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore.


The complete lockdown in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore will be from April 26-April 29 and between 6 am-9 pm.


CM Palaniswami also announced 3-day complete lockdown in Salem and Tiruppur from April 26- April 28 between 6 am-9 pm.


"Exceptions to the lockdown will be Amma canteen and ATM services will remain open. The government offices and banks can have only 33 per cent strength. And other essential services like people working in the secretariat, sanitisation workers and healthcare workers, police, revenue and disaster management, EB, Aavin, and local government administration and drinking water facilities will function during the lockdown," the Tamil Nadu chief minister said.


All shops, except medical stores and pharmacies, will remain close during the lockdown. Food delivery and hospital services will also function during the complete lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.


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