Udayavni Special

Restrictions in Chennai to be eased from Monday: TN CM


PTI, Jul 5, 2020, 3:20 PM IST

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday, July 5 announced lockdown relaxations for Chennai from July 6, while extending curbs for Madurai and nearby regions till July 12.

Chennai, which is under tightened restrictions from June 19 to July 5 to help fight rising COVID-19 cases, would see an easing of curbs from Monday.

Effective July 6, vegetable shops and groceries could function from 6 am to 6 pm from the present 6 am to 2 pm in Chennai and suburban areas under the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police, Palaniswami said in a statement.

Tea shops could resume functioning and operate from 6 am to 6 pm though only takeaway services would be permitted.

Similarly, restaurants shall continue with takeaway services alone as is the norm now though they could now work till 9 pm from the present at 2 pm.

Barring malls, all kinds of showrooms and other businesses including textiles and jewelry can be back in business and work from 10 am to 6 pm, he said.

“The restrictions and relaxations applicable prior to June 19 shall come into force again,” he said.

Till June 18, businesses and commercial establishments were allowed to function by following safety measures including social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“The intense lockdown clamped from June 24 in Madurai city and several nearby areas, including Paravai Town Panchayat and a number of village panchayats, would continue to be on till July 12,” he said.

“Only essential services would be allowed to function in these regions and no kind of activities shall be permitted in containment zones,” the chief minister added.

Besides Chennai and Madurai, several relaxations as part of Unlock-2 are applicable in other parts of Tamil Nadu.

Palaniswami appealed to the people to extend their cooperation for the government’s efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days ago, the government announced that there will be a complete shutdown on all the four Sundays in July throughout Tamil Nadu.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

VivaTech Summit: Modi calls for ‘repair and prepare’ as India emerges from pandemic

Chirag Paswan writes to LS Speaker against notification in favour of Paras as LJP leader

Most drugs for treating adult Covid patients not recommended for kids: Govt guidelines

HC sets aside arbitration award that required BCCI to pay Rs 4,800 crore to DCHL

Sonu Sood projected as messiahs without verifying if Covid drugs were legally supplied: Bombay HC

Social media posts twisted facts, final product doesn’t have newborn calf serum: Centre on Covaxin

Bigg Boss Kannada season 8 version 2.0 to resume this month



Related Articles More

A fifth of asymptomatic covid patients develop ‘Long Covid’: study

Less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru for first time in 2 months

CSIR-IICT, Bengaluru pharma firm join hands to manufacture anti-COVID drug 2-DG

COVID-19 has created an ‘ecosystem’ of innovation in India: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

COVID-19: Karnataka logs 6,835 new cases, 120 deaths

MUST WATCH

Suresh Shetty Gulme | Success Story of Modern Cow Dairy Farming | Kannada

Complete Guide on Mango Farming | Harvesting Techniques

Rains in Malenadu continue, life becomes chaotic

Harsha Kamath Karkala | Correct Way of Consuming Kashaya | Home Remedy

COVID patient threatened to drink poison if sent to care centre

Latest Additions

Delhi Police moves SC against HC order granting bail to 3 student activists in riots cases

VivaTech Summit: Modi calls for ‘repair and prepare’ as India emerges from pandemic

Cristiano Ronaldo’s one gesture wipes $4 bn off Coca cola’s market value

3 CoEs to use Israeli tech in horticulture opened in Karnataka

Chirag Paswan writes to LS Speaker against notification in favour of Paras as LJP leader

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.