Tamil Nadu goes for a Complete Lockdown till May 24: Dos, Don’ts and available services.
The second wave of Covid 19 seems far more dangerous than expected. We are already out of medical resources, we have hundreds of people irrespective of their age and medical conditions losing their lives to this deadly virus.
On the other hand, we witnessed a great win of DMKand now a new rule awaits. Mr. M.K.Stalin after taking an oath as Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, the very next day announced a complete lockdown for two weeks (from May 10- May 24) understanding the seriousness of the viral spread.
“In view of the total lockdown, the government has allowed all shops and institutions to function for two days, May 8 and 9 (Saturday and Sunday), between 6am and 9pm for the public and institutions to make prior arrangements,” chief minister M K Stalin said in the release.
From May 10 onwards, here’s a list of what’s allowed and what’s not:
1) Vaccination centres
2) Non air-conditioned grocery stores, meat stalls will remain open until 12 p.m with 50 percent customers.
3) Amma canteen will continue to function, Takeaway service in restaurants and hotels between 6am and 10am, noon and 3pm and 6pm and 9pm. Delivery services through food apps will be permitted only on these timings.
4) Banks, ATM’s and bank related transport are allowed with 50 percent employees.
5) Ration shops, between 8 a.m and 12 noon.
6) Tea shops will remain open only till 12 p.m.Roadside flower shops and vegetable shops can function till 12 p.m.
7) Volunteers and Organisations taking care of elderly people, differently-abled, care-givers and caterers can allowed to move, with id-cards.
8) Judiciary, Courts and Media will continue their usual regime.
9) Essential services, newspaper supplies, postal and courier services, medical laboratories and diagnostic centres are allowed.
10) Cabs and Private transport allowed for weddings, funerals, job interviews and hospitals with proper supporting documents.
11) Essential departments like Secretariat, Health, Revenue, Police-fire, Electricity, Drinking water and Administration are allowed to function.
12) Passengers from abroad through air or rail will be monitored through E-registration and will be provided with passes for reaching airports and railway stations.
13) In-situ constructional activities, Telecommunication and related firms, Data centres, IT-infra relates firms can function.
What’s not allowed/open:
1) TASMAC retail liquor shops.
2) Non-essential inter-district and intra-district vehicular movement including public transport.
3) Places of worships, spiritual gatherings and meetings.
4) Beauty parlours, saloons, spa and gyms.
5) E-commerce activities, except food delivery sites.
6) All social, political, cultural and educational gatherings, not to be held indoors or outdoors.
7) Recreational clubs, swimming pools, summer camps, entertainment parks and auditoriums.
8) Tourist hubs such as Ooty, Kodaikanal and Nilgiris.
9) Beaches, Botanical gardens, Monuments and parks.
10) Retail sales in Koyambedu and wholesale market premises.