The Tamil Nadu Government on Friday announced the extension of lockdown in the state with more relaxations till June 21. The state government has allowed government-run Tasmac shops to operate between 10 am and 5 pm in 27 districts.
“Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 21 with more relaxations; government-run Tasmac shops allowed operate between 10 am & 5 pm in 27 districts of the State,” ANI tweeted.
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In 27 districts including Chennai, salons, beauty parlours and spas can function from 5pm without air conditioners and with only 50 percent of customers from June 14.
Government parks have also been allowed to be open from 6 am to 9 pm. Taxis, auto-rickshaws allowed to operate.
Tamil Nadu | In 27 Districts including Chennai, salons, beauty parlours and spas can function from 5pm without air conditioners and only 50% of customers from June 14. Government parks allowed to be open from 6am to 9pm. Taxis, auto-rickshaws allowed to operate.
— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2021
On Thursday, Chief Minister MK Stalin had held a meeting with health officials and top bureaucrats and experts in public health, who recommended the government to extend the lockdown by another week. The lockdown was supposed to end on June 14.
Tamil Nadu has recorded 16,813 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 23,08,838. Out of the cases recorded, Chennai reported 1223 new positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 5,22,052.