Amid a harrowing surge in COVID-19 cases, the Tamil Nadu government has intensified the lockdown restrictions presently enforced in the state. Tamil Nadu recorded 30,621 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 297 deaths on Thursday.
Here’s what’s allowed and what’s not, as per the new restrictions, which came into force from 4 am on Saturday, 15 May.
Which shops can remain open?
Grocery, vegetable, meat and fish shops will function only between 6 am and 10 am.
Tea shops, roadside vegetable fruit and flower shops will not be permitted to open.
Pharmacies and traditional medicine shops will be open as usual.
People have been advised to buy essentials from nearby shops and not venture out to distant places without a valid reason or a permit.
Which services will be operational?
E-commerce companies can operate between 2 pm and 6 pm.
E-food commerce platforms, like Dunzo, can be used to get vegetable, meat and fish between 6 am and 10 am.
ATM, petrol and diesel bunks will operate as usual.
What are the restrictions on travelling?
E-pass will be mandatory for people coming from other states and countries.
E-pass will be compulsory for intra- and inter-district travels. This rule came into effect from 6 am on 17 May.
To travel within the district for essential activities, like medical treatment, one must register on the Tamil Nadu government’s website.
Can I attend a wedding or a funeral?
You must register on the Tamil Nadu Government’s website to travel within the district for weddings and funerals as well.
E-passes will be compulsory for attending weddings, funerals, or going for medical emergencies, elderly care centres.
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