Lockdown norms, in force across Tamilnadu, would be intensified more to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, a meeting of leaders of all legislature parties here resolved on Thursday. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat decided to enforce restrictions strictly, following his address and after leaders of parties made known their views to the government. A… Continue reading "Tamilnadu all party meeting decides to intensify lockdown norms"
With Tamilnadu under a two-week lockdown to combat the deadly second wave sweeping across, the government on Tuesday announced relaxations for fruit shops and stores selling Indian medicines. “Fruit shops can function till 12 pm during the lockdown. Similarly, medical shops selling allopathy medicines, Indian medicines are also permitted to operate,” the GO said. The State also provided one-day relaxation… Continue reading "TN government announces relaxations in lockdown"
The Tamilnadu government on Sunday made an appeal to various industries in the state to produce medical oxygen under the CSR scheme, following a surge in COVID-19 infections in the state. Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the government has requested JSW, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL), Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd (TNPL) and other entities to expedite measures towards… Continue reading "Tamilnadu government requests industries to produce oxygen under CSR scheme"
India saw more than 4,000 deaths linked to Covid in a day for the first time and over 4 lakh daily cases for the fourth time in a week. The government yesterday said a third Covid wave may not happen if strong measures are taken. A day after reporting the world’s highest daily surge, India recorded 4.01 lakh cases today,… Continue reading "More than 4,000 deaths, 4.01 lakh new cases reported in India"
The State government on Thursday issued a GO extending lockdown until further orders providing minor relaxations for political party agents on the day of counting votes. Night curfew and complete lockdown on Sundays are set to continue with restrictions on permitted activities for the effective containment of COVID, stated Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan, in the GO. With the ongoing phase… Continue reading "TN government extends lockdown with relaxations"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the second wave of the coronavirus had hit India like a storm but appealed to states to use lockdowns only as the last resort. He also stressed on self-discipline to fight the infection, urging people to step out only if necessary. “In a situation like today, we have to save the country from a lockdown.… Continue reading "Modi appealed States to use lockdown as last resort"
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the administration to draw up a roadmap for a second lockdown, a move that drew opposition from his own alliance partner, NCP, not to mention angry voices in BJP who warned of public protests. A decision may be likely on April 2 after a review. The instructions coincided with the state reporting an… Continue reading "Maharashtra CM directs officials to draw up roadmap for second lockdown"
The four-day total lockdown in Chennai and other important cities of Tamil Nadu has come to an end and shops are open from this morning. The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said the four-day total shutdown in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore Corporation limits ending by today will not be extended. It also announced a relaxation in the business hours of… Continue reading "Total lockdown ends in Chennai, shops to be open till 5 pm today"
Tamil Nadu Government ordered a complete lockdown of Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Salem and Madurai, with the number of Coronavirus cases increasing rapidly. The decision was taken after Chief Minister K Palaniswami chaired a review meeting on coronavirus spread in the state. The government announced an intensive lockdown in five cities on Friday — Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tirupur. The… Continue reading "Why Tamil Nadu decided to intensify lockdown for 4 days?"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 will be extended to May 3. In his address to the nation, wwhile admitting that the nation might have paid a big economic price for the lockdown, he said that “there can be no alternative to saving human lives”. The lockdown, that came into effect on… Continue reading "Modi addresses nation, announces extension of lockdown till May 3"