The Tamil Nadu government has ease several curbs in Chennai from today after 17 days of intense lockdown. Following this, people are back on roads in various parts of the city.
The complete lockdown was announced in Chennai and some other districts of Tamil Nadu to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Vegetable and grocery shops can open between 6am and 6pm. Take away services will be allowed in hotels and restaurants from 6am to 9pm. Delivery employees will have to get identity cards from their respective organisation
Tea shops are allowed to operate between 6am and 6pm but with only takeaway services. “Vegetable and grocery shops will be allowed to open from 6 am to 6 pm, textile, hardware shops from 10 am to 6 pm and restaurants from 6 am to 9 pm,” Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had said.
While announcing the lockdown (6.0) from July one to July 31 to tackle the virus spread, Palansiwami had announced that the intense/complete 12-day lockdown from June 19 to 30 was extended till July five and that more relaxations would come into force from today in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu.
In line with his announcement, the four districts emerged frpm total lockdown today, barring in containment zones, as life started limping back to normalcy.
Showrooms and large shops such as jewellery and textile, except in shopping malls, will be allowed to open from 10am to 6pm with 50% strength and without air conditioning. No more than five customers can be allowed inside a shop at the same time