Lockdown extension: Stalin to hold meeting with officials today

Chennai: Amid speculations that lockdown would be extended in Tamilnadu, Chief Minister M K Stalin will today chair a high level meet with officials to discuss the issue.

Stalin on Wednesday said he was not completely satisfied with the results of the intense lockdown across the State. A decision on whether or not to extend it would be taken later, he added.

Speaking to the media, he said, ‘During our meeting with the leaders of various parties, we decided to impose the lockdown initially for a week, and then extend it by another week.

The present situation is partially satisfactory and not completely satisfactory. We will think over it and decide on extending the lockdown later.’

The State government has been continuously requesting the Centre to increase allocation of vaccines and as of now, an inventory of 3,14,000 vaccine doses meant for the 45-plus age group is available, he said.

For the 18-44 age group people, 12.85 lakh vaccine doses have been received and 11.50 lakh doses would be arriving and work is on at full swing to vaccinate high-risk category people and workers of large industries, he added.


NT Bureau