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Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 21, Tasmac shops allowed to open from 10 am to 5pm in some districts

The government-run Tasmac shops are allowed to operate between 10 am to 5pm in 27 districts of the State.

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Chennai Updated on: June 11, 2021 20:12 IST
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TN lockdown extended till June 21.

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday has extended the ongoing COVID-induced lockdown till June 21 with more relaxation. The current lockdown comes to an end on June 14.

The government-run Tasmac shops are allowed to operate between 10 am to 5pm in 27 districts of the state.

In 27 districts, including Chennai, salons, beauty parlours and spas can function from 5:00 pm without air conditioners and only 50% of customers are allowed from June 14. 

Government parks are allowed to be open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Taxis, auto-rickshaws allowed to operate.

Tamil Nadu reports 15,759 new cases, 378 deaths and  29,243 recoveries on Friday. The total number of active cases stands at 1,74,802.

In a statement issued here, Stalin said all shops that are permitted to operate should have: (a) sanitiser with dispenser outside the shop and thermal screening of customers should be done (b) shop employees and the customers should compulsorily wear masks (c) all shops should be without air conditioning and social distancing should be maintained with markings on the floor outside the shop for people to stand should be done.

He said considering the high rate of Covid-19 infection in Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Myladuthurai, some essential services, subject to certain restrictions, are allowed from June 14 onwards.

Private housekeeping services will be allowed with an e-pass, while electricians, plumbers, carpenters, motor technicians and other self-employed persons will be allowed to function between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with e-pass at their customers' homes buy they cannot open their shops;

Shops selling and repairing spectacles, as well as cycle and two-wheeler mechanic shops, can function between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m, and pottery and handicraft makers can function between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Taxis with three passengers, other than driver, and autorickshaws with two passengers can ply with e-pass.

Meanwhile, export units and units supplying raw materials for export units located in Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Salem, Karur, Erode, Namakkal and Trichy can function for supply of samples with 25 per cent staff strength.

In the case of other 27 districts apart from the earlier relaxations, the new relaxations include opening of state-owned TASMAC liquor shops between 10 a.m and 5 p.m., beauty parlours/saloons are allowed with 50 per cent customer capacity between 9 a.m and 5 p.m., and shops selling and repairing spectacles, mobile phones, construction materials, and consumer durables can function between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Schools/colleges can function only for administrative work in connection with student admission, export units and units supplying raw materials for export units can function with 50 per cent staff strength and other industrial units with 33 per cent staff strength, and industrial workers and reach office on their two-wheelers with e-pass and office identity card.

IT offices can function only with 10 persons or 20 per cent staff strength whichever is lower, and housing finance, and non-banking finance companies can function with 33 per cent staff strength. 

The lockdown in Tamil Nadu first began for two weeks on May 10 and was extended for another week on May 24.

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Also Read: Tamil Nadu extends Covid lockdown till June 14 with relaxations

 

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