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CORONAVIRUS: Tamil Nadu Lockdown (Section 144), 7 top takeaways from CM’s order on restrictive measures



Coronavirus Tamil Nadu Lockdown

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palanisami on Monday announces Section 144 across the state effective from 24 March 2020 till 31.3.2020. This strong decision is to prevent the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spread. The state governments have decided to completely shut down all the districts across Tamil Nadu.

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According to THE HINDU, here are the top takeaways from TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s announcements on severe restrictive measures effective in the state,

  1. No public, private transport including auto & taxi. No inter-district, inter-state transport. Emergencies are exempted.
  2. EATERIES – Only groceries, milk, vegetables, poultry, fish shops will remain open. All other shops will remain closed.
  3. Only government departments dealing with essential services will work. These include Collectorate, Police, Fire Services, Electricity, Water, Prisons, Health, Judiciary and Local bodies.
  4. Private companies, IT companies must engage in work from home. Private hospitals will function.
  5. Companies engaged in the production of essentials and exports must operate with a minimal workforce.
  6. Construction work, other than those required for emergent purposes, shall be stopped. But workers must be paid wages during this period.
  7. Considering the plight of thousands of those staying outside homes in hostels, etc, hotels would be allowed to operate only for delivery of parcels. All Amma Unavagams will continue to function.

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