Lockdown extended in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra

The second wave of coronavirus cases will have a significant effect on the movement of people.

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Chennai City (image source: wikimedia commons)

According to the recent reports the lockdown has been extended until 31st July for the states of Tamil Nadu and  Maharashtra. Both the state governments have extended the lockdown to contain the further spread of the novel coronavirus cases in their states.

In Tamil Nadu, a full and complete lockdown will be observed on all Sundays with no one allowed outside their homes. In the last few weeks, the capital city of Chennai has recorded a sharp spike in the number of new active cases which were reported to be 2,167 on Monday (29th June). Other cities such as Tirulallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengelpet have also seen strict lockdown measures in the past few weeks due to the increase in the number of new cases.

Tamil Nadu will observe all places such as schools, malls, cinema halls, resorts and bars to be fully closed along with all places of worship as well. The travel ban is also imposed on all non-residents entering the state of Tamil Nadu. Few shops with essential supplies will be allowed to function with restrictions.

In the Thane city of Maharashtra, a total lockdown will be observed until 12th July to contain the spread of the virus. All the non-essential services will remain closed. The movement of the people will be restricted. The lockdown will extend until July 30th with some restrictions lifted. However, this will be announced after reviewing the results of the initial lockdown until 12th July.

The following report from ‘Times of India’ details the current scenario of the two states and the lockdown plan for the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.


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