Partial lockdown starts in Tamilnadu

Chennai: Fresh restrictions announced by the Tamilnadu government, almost equivalent to partial lockdown, have come into effect in the State from this morning.

Transport services like rail, metro and bus services will be allowed to operate with 50 percent passengers only. General public will not be allowed to use suburban trains.

Private and government offices will have 50 percent attendance. No other shops except groceries, vegetable and tea shops without air-conditioned facility will be allowed to function with 50 percent customers till 12 noon.

Auditoriums, open air meetings and cultural events are banned. Only 20 people will be allowed in funerals and 50 persons in marriages. Curfew will continue on Sundays.

E-commerce activities like Swiggy and Zomato will be allowed to take place from restaurants with restricted timings. Essential services, Media, freight and medical emergencies are allowed at all times and night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 4 am.

Markets and shops selling fish, chicken and other meat would be allowed to operate only on week days and that too only between 6 am and 12 noon. They would not be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays. However, petrol, diesel and LPG supply would continue uninterrupted.


NT Bureau