Two weeks lockdown comes into effect in Tamilnadu

The two-week complete lockdown announced by the Tamilnadu government has come into effect from today.

The lockdown was implemented after Chief Minsiter M K Stalin held a review meeting with all district collectors on 7 May.

As the lockdown came into force, all inter-district and intra-district transport services, including public and private buses, autos, call taxis, cabs were off the roads, except for essential travel like weddings, funerals, job interviews and hospitals on production of relevant documents.

Meanwhile, the Tamilnadu cabinet, headed by Stalin, held its first meeting on Sunday. Stalin advised his cabinet colleagues to camp in the districts allotted to them and ensure proper implementation of Covid-related work during lockdown and prevent the spread of the pandemic.

The cabinet meeting resolved that unless the total lockdown, imposed to be in force from May 10 to May 24, is strictly implemented, it would not succeed in containing the spread of the Covid pandemic. Hence, Stalin advised all ministers to camp in the districts allotted to them and ensure implementation of total lockdown.