Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced a total lockdown with no relaxations for week beginning from 24 May.
The announcement was made after Stalin held meeting with medical experts and representatives of legislature parties.
The government has permitted pharmacies, supply of milk, drinking water and newspapers.
In Chennai and other districts, the horticulture department in coordination with the local bodies will supply vegetables and fruits through vehicles.
Essential departments like secretariat will function.
Employees of private establishments, banks, insurance companies, IT/ITES are asked to work from home.
Ecommerce activities will be allowed between 8am and 6pm.
Takeaway service allowed in restaurants between 6am and 10am, noon and 3pm, and 6am and 9pm.
Supply via food delivery apps, Swiggy, Zomato will be allowed only in the prescribed time.
Fuel pumps and ATM services will function.
Inter-district movement on medical grounds and deaths will be allowed upon e-registration. Intra-district movement on medical grounds need not register.