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12-day lockdown for Chennai as corona cases shoot up

In a volte-face after the weekend, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday suddenly agreed to declare another dose of shutdown for Chennai as his Government realised that the spurt in corona cases is uncontrollable. He also announced Rs 1,000 cash support to all ration card sholders of areas under lockdown.

CHENNAI, June 15: Coronavirus infections spiralling out of control, Tamil Nadu Government has announced another dose of lockdown for Chennai from June 19 till June 30.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Monday that during the 12-day ‘complete lockdown’ in Chennai and certain parts of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts, essential supplies and services will be allowed to function.

The Chief Minister said that on June 21 and 28 (Sundays), the shutdown will be complete, except for milk supply and medical facilities. He also announced Rs 1,000 cash support to all ration card holders of areas under lockdown.

Chennai accounts for 70% of the total cases in the State, which stood at 44,661 on Sunday. There were 1,415 new cases in Chennai alone during the past 24 hours, taking the total in the city to 31,896.

During the lockdown, no taxis, autos or private vehicles will run except in emergencies. Hospitals, laboratories and pharmacies are allowed to function. Banks will function with 33% staff on June 29 and 30.

ATMs and related banking services and transport would function as usual.

The citizens have been told to buy things from within two km area. Milk, fruit and vegetables shops, groceries, mobile outlets will remain open.

Restaurants can work from 6 am to 8 pm providing takeaways. Tea shops will be shut. . Food delivery services are allowed. Amma canteens will be open.

Petrol pumps will work from 6 am to 4 pm. Construction workers can stay on site.

The existing quarantine rules will apply to people coming in from other States and abroad. There will be free movement of cargo.

The lockdown will extend to Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpettu.

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