According to The News Minute, the Tamil Nadu government on Saturday extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state for another week, from June 7 to June 14, but lifted restrictions in regions with low positive rates.
The state’s total lockdown, which began on May 24, will continue in Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, and Mayiladuthurai districts. These 11 districts have a greater infection rate than the rest of the country, with some reporting over 1,000 cases per day.
However, according to The Hindu, retail malls, tourist attractions, cinema halls, and salons would stay closed across Tamil Nadu. Inter-district travel restrictions will remain in place.
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In the remaining districts, the following is a list of what is permitted:.
- Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., street vendors selling vegetables, fruit, and flowers can operate.
- Provision shops, grocery stores, and fish and meat markets can operate from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- In fish markets and slaughterhouses, only wholesale commerce will be authorised.
- By adopting standard operating procedure, all government offices can operate with a 30% workforce, whereas matchbox industries may operate with 50% of their personnel.
- With e-registration, plumbers, electricians, computer and motor technicians, and carpenters can work between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Hardware, stationery shops and those selling electrical goods, bulbs, cables, switches and wires are allowed to open between 6 am and 5 pm.
- Residents can travel in rental vehicles, cabs and auto rickshaws with e-registration.
- Registration offices are permitted to function with 50 tokens every day