Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 21 morning
Major relaxations for 27 districts, marginal for 11 others in West, delta areas.
Extending the continued COVID-19 lockdown till 6 a.m. of June 21, the Tamil Nadu authorities on Friday introduced recent relaxations in 27 districts together with Chennai. Fewer concessions can be provided in 11 districts predominantly within the west and Delta areas the place greater circumstances had been reported.
In addition to present permitted actions in Tamil Nadu — besides in Coimbatore, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai districts — salons, optician outlets, service centres for residence home equipment, sale and repair of cell phones have been allowed to function throughout specified timings from June 14. State-run liquor shops aka TASMAC outlets would stay open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
In a press release, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin stated the COVID-19 lockdown was being prolonged and recent relaxations had been allowed after a district-wise evaluation of the COVID-19 state of affairs.
As per this within the 27 districts, IT/ITES sectors might operate with 20% employees or a most of 10 individuals attending workplace bodily.
Schools, schools and universities can be allowed to undertake administrative and admission-related actions. Salons, spas and sweetness parlours can be allowed to open between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. however solely with 50% of shoppers at a time.
The sale and repair of residence home equipment similar to mixies, grinders and televisions can be allowed between 9 a.m. and a pair of p.m. (*21*) outlets and repair centres and the sale and repair of cell phones can be allowed between 9 am and a pair of pm.
Production and gross sales of earthenware and handicraft outlets can be allowed between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Service centres referring to agriculture tools and plumbing works (not gross sales centres) can be allowed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Parks and sports activities stadiums managed by authorities companies and native our bodies can be allowed to stay open between 6 a.m and 9 a.m. however just for walkers.
Shops dealing in development materials can be allowed to operate between 9 a.m. and a pair of p.m. Companies concerned in export and people supplying inputs to such corporations would now be allowed to function with 50% employees and by complying with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Only 33% of employees can be allowed in different industries by complying with the SOP.
“Workers of industries would be allowed to commute to work even on two-wheelers but with e-registration and identity cards. Earlier, they were allowed only on four-wheelers.” Only 33% of employees can be allowed in housing finance corporations, non-banking finance corporations and insurance coverage corporations.
Marginal relaxations in 11 districts
In the 11 districts in West and Delta areas the place the unfold of COVID-19 is greater than different districts, along with present permitted actions, housekeeping in places of work, homes and flats and personal safety companies can be allowed with e-registration. Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., electricians, plumbers, motor technicians, carpenters might go to prospects’ locations and provide providers with e-registration. “However, they cannot open their shops.”
Rental autos, taxis and autorickshaws can be allowed solely with e-registration. Taxis and autos can be allowed solely with three and two passengers respectively, excluding the motive force. Two-wheeler service centres (not gross sales), service centres referring to agriculture and plumbing and optician outlets can be allowed between 9 am and a pair of pm.
Companies concerned in export and allied industries can be allowed to function with 25% employees and by complying with the SOP. Production and gross sales of earthenware and handicraft outlets can be allowed between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
“In general, shops have to ensure that customers are provided with hand sanitisers and they are subjected to thermal screening. They are also to ensure that employees and customers wear facemasks,” Mr. Stalin stated.
Air-conditioning services shouldn’t be allowed in outlets, which should additionally make sure that bodily distancing norms are adopted. Markings are to be made to facilitate prospects to face in queues and to assist them adjust to bodily distancing norms.
Mr. Stalin additionally reiterated his enchantment to most of the people looking for their cooperation with the State authorities.