Tamilnadu government announces new lockdown restrictions

Amid rapid increase in the corona positive cases, the Tamilnadu Government on Sunday announced stricter restrictions that included night curfew from 20 April and total lockdown on all Sundays, till further orders.

The government’s fresh restrictions to prevent spread of the virus, came hours after  Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaiswami held a meeting with Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan and senior officials of the government.

An official release here said night curfew will be imposed all over the State from 10 pm to 4 am and total lockdown will be in force on all Sundays.

All public, private, taxis, autos, cab services, inter-state and inter-district bus services will also be not allowed during the curfew period.

However, cabs, autos and taxis will be allowed for emergency medical services, airports and railway stations during the curfew period, apart from essential services like, milk and newspaper distributions, hospital, medical laboratories, pharmacies, ambulances, hearse vans, freight vehicles, print and TV media and petrol bunks.

On Sundays, no vegetable or meat shops will function, cinema theatres will have no movie screenings. Only 100 people would be allowed to visit weddings from the time this new regime comes into force.

The State government also announced that Plus two board exams is also being postponed.

An official release said, the ongoing practical exams will be held as schedule.

All college and university professors are advised to take online classes and all government and private college and university exams should be conducted online.