Chennai : The Tamil Nadu government declared total lockdown in state starting May 10 up to 24th. According to latest guidelines, all shops shall stay shuttered except those selling vegetables, groceries, fish, meat and milk which may remain open till 12 at noon.
Only essential services shall be allowed during lockdown. Petrol pumps may remain open. Beverage outlets under govt control shall stay shut . Restaurants and hotels may offer only parcel services. All govt services shall close down except limited segments like health, revenue, disaster management, police, fire and rescue, jail, local administration, electricity, PWD etc
Cinema theatres shall stay shuttered and so shall multiplexes, gyms, leisure clubs, bars, auditoriums, meeting halls.
The state reported 26,465 new infections on Friday climbing its total tally for confirmed cases to 13,23,965. 197 people died yesterday taking death toll to 15,171 so far. 1,35,355 people remain under treatment, of whom over 3000 are below age 12.