Chief Minister however clarified that all essential services would continue to operate
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has ordered tightening of the lockdown in Cities namely Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruppur, and Salem in view of the increasing coronavirus cases. The decision was taken after the CM chaired a review meeting on the coronavirus spread in the state.
The COVID-19 lockdown will be imposed completely in areas within Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore Municipal Corporations from 6 a.m. on April 26 to 9 p.m. on April 29, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami announced on Friday.
In a statement, the Chief Minister also announced that the complete lockdown would be imposed in Salem and Tiruppur Municipal Corporations from 6 a.m. on April 26 to 9 p.m. on April 28. In all other areas other than these Municipal Corporations, existing restrictions would continue to be in place.
“Wholesale vegetable markets such as the one in Koyambedu would function within appropriate rules. Likewise, the sale of vegetables and fruits only on mobile carts would be allowed. There is no permission for any of the other shops to operate during these days,” he pointed out.
“All Central government offices would continue to function but only 33% of staff would be allowed to work,” he said. Amma canteens, ATMs and food delivery services would be allowed.
Apart from the listed services, no others would be allowed, he said and added: “As for areas other than these Municipal Corporations, restrictions in place would continue.”
IT companies can operate through Work from Home. Other private companies will not function,” he said.
|State||Total Confirmed||Total Deaths||Total Recovered|
|Maharashtra||6430 (▴778)||283||840 (▴51)|
|Gujarat||2624 (▴217)||112||258 (▴79)|
|Madhya Pradesh||1852 (▴157)||83||203 (▴55)|
|Delhi||2376 (▴128)||50||808 (▴84)|
|Uttar Pradesh||1604 (▴95)||24||206 (▴19)|
|Tamil Nadu||1683 (▴54)||20||752 (▴90)|
|Andhra Pradesh||955 (▴60)||29||145 (▴4)|
|Telengana||984 (▴24)||26||253 (▴56)|
|West Bengal||514 (▴58)||15||103 (▴24)|
|Jammu and Kashmir||427 (▴20)||5||92|
|Karnataka||463 (▴20)||18||150 (▴9)|
|Haryana||272 (▴10)||3||156 (▴16)|
|Odisha||90 (▴7)||1||33 (▴1)|
|Uttarakhand||47 (▴1)||0||24 (▴1)|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||22 (▴4)||0||11|
|Total||23452 (▴1752)||723||4814 (▴489)|