Section 144 imposed in Tamil Nadu

The government has decided to invoke Section  144 in Tamilnadu from tomorrow 6 pm on Tuesday till  March 31.

The decision has been taken in order to contain the coronavirus pandemic, by restricting the movement of the public.

According to the Public Information Bureau, all the train services including sub-urban and metro services, inter-state passenger transports are suspended till March 31 in these districts. The measures have been taken to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19. The state government would take a decision on Monday, sources said.

Tamil Nadu came to a standstill on Sunday as people observed the janata curfew in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s call to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has been spreading across the country in the last few days.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 341, while the total death increased to seven on Sunday. In Tamil Nadu, seven cases have been reported so far, of which one have been discharged.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami issued an order suspending till March 31 operation of all government and private inter-State bus services. Earlier, the State had operated minimal bus services to Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Chennai Metro services have been cancelled till the month-end.