Tamil Nadu Govt Extends Night Curfew, Lockdown On Sundays


Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has extended night curfew and complete lockdown on Sundays until further orders.

The current restrictions were to end on April 30.

There will be a complete lockdown on all Sundays without any relaxations. Night curfew will continue to be enforced from 10 pm to 4 am, said a government order.

However, on May 2 (Sunday), there will be no restrictions on the movement/ transport of officials/ party functionaries – candidates, chief agent, counting agents, food suppliers – in connection with counting of votes for the Assembly elections and by-election of Kanyakumari Parliamentary constituency, said an order issued by chief secretary Rajeev Ranjan.

Chennai Metro Rail will be permitted to operate skeletal services during the complete lockdown on Sundays.

During the complete lockdown, e-commerce and food delivery will be permitted in restaurants from 6 am to 10 am; 12 noon to 3 pm; and 6 pm to 9 pm, the order said.

Fish markets, fish stalls, chicken stalls and other meat stalls will remain closed on Saturdays and action will be initiated against the violators.

All the other restrictions as mentioned earlier will continue.

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