Lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended by one more week till June 28 but with further relaxations


Chennai (Tamil Nadu): In view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown in Tamil Nadu has been extended by one more week, till June 28, but with further relaxations.

As per the order by the Tamil Nadu government, Chennai Metro Trains can run with 50 per cent occupancy. Cinema and TV serial shooting can commence with a maximum of 100 people. Public transport can operate in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet with 50 per cent capacity.

Moreover, autos and cabs are allowed in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet without e-registration. Footwear and optical shops can function between 9 AM and 5 PM in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet.

Also, vehicle dealers and distributors can open shops between 9 and 7 in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet Districts. Only parcel service is allowed in road-side restaurants between 6 AM and 7PM in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet.

Relaxations for Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts are as follows: Inter-district and intra-district public transport in these 4 districts with 50% occupancy will be allowed from June 21. Metrorail operation will be allowed with 50 per cent seat occupancy.

Public will be allowed to travel in call taxis, auto-rickshaws without e-registration in four districts –Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu. Film shooting and shooting for small screen allowed with 100 persons.

Fancy stores, photo studios/video studios, laundries, xerox shops, printing press, tailoring shops will be allowed to function in four districts–Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu between 9 AM and 7 PM.

All government offices in four districts– Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu– will be allowed to function with 100 percent employees. All private organizations can function with 50 per cent employees. Sub-registrar offices can function fully.

As per the order, all construction works will be allowed in four districts–Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram. Hardware shops and footwear shops can open between 9 AM and 7 PM. Takeaways only allowed in roadside food shops between 6 AM and 7 PM.

Shops selling computer hardware, software, electronic appliances, spare parts and shops selling construction materials can function between 9 AM and 7 PM in four districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu, as per the order.

As per the Union Health Ministry, Tamil Nadu reported 10,229 fresh COVID-19 cases, 18,232 discharges and 180 deaths today. (ANI)