Tamilnadu all party meeting decides to intensify lockdown norms

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 two-week lockdown effective since 10 May is being implemented in the state while active cases crossed 1.83 lakh today.

Another resolution decided to set up a consultative committee, comprising members of legislature parties, to advise the government on containing the virus spread, an official release here said.

All parties would work in the field to guide the people to properly follow restrictions to combat the virus and also involve themselves fully in relief activities, it was decided in the meet.

Parties would extend their cooperation to the government over measures taken by it to control the virus spread and it was also resolved to ‘fully halt’ events by political parties in view of the spike in cases.