Tamil Nadu CM announced complete lockdown to be enforced in the state

 

 

A painting on a road, drawn by the Chennai Scouters & Rovers of Netaji Scout Group/ Southern Railway in front of Chennai Egmore Metro Railway Station, created to honour the heroes of the battle against COVID-19

 

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)
Rajasthan 1964 (74) 27 230
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)
Punjab 277 16 65
Bihar 176 (28) 2 46
Kerala 448 (10) 3 324
Haryana 272 (10) 3 156 (16)
Odisha 90 (7) 1 33 (1)
Jharkhand 55 (6) 3 8
Jharkhand# 45 3 0
Uttarakhand 47 (1) 0 24 (1)
Himachal Pradesh 40 1 18
Assam 36 (1) 1 19
Chandigarh 27 0 14
Meghalaya 12 1 0
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 22 (4) 0 11
Chhattisgarh 36 0 28
Ladakh 18 0 14
Puducherry 7 0 3
Mizoram 1 0 0
Tripura 2 0 1
Goa 7 0 7
Manipur 2 0 2
Arunachal Pradesh 1 0 1
Total 23452 (▴1752) 723 4814 (▴489)