Tamilnadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar today urged self-quarantined persons and their family members to not come out of their residences.Tens of hundreds, especially those with travel history, have been quarantined across the State.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that social distancing is the only way out for the country in its decisive battle against the coronavirus.
Amid the total lock down and the 21-day curfew announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent spread of coronavirus, a total of six people from the city tested positive in Tamilnadu, taking the numbers to 18.
Before the closure of TASMAC outlets across the State as part of prohibitory orders under Section 144 due to the outbreak of coronavirus, tipplers thronged the shops in large numbers to purchase their favourite brands of liquor.
Even as major financial packages were expected to give relief to industries which were hit hard by coronavirus and other factors, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today extended the deadline for filing GST returns for March-May to 30 June.
As people continue to venture out despite lockdown, the Centre has advised state governments and union territory administrations to impose curfew wherever necessary in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said today.