Sunday lockdown won’t hit vote count in Tamil Nadu
But different restrictions will proceed.
No restrictions will likely be imposed on the motion of individuals and supplies in Tamil Nadu on May 2 for the counting of votes for the Assembly election, although a complete lockdown will likely be in drive.
A authorities order mentioned no curbs will likely be imposed on the motion or transport of officers, candidates and their brokers and meals suppliers. The restrictions throughout different days have been prolonged “until further orders”. The order, issued by Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan, mentioned vegetable outlets would stay closed on Sundays, as would meat stalls, fish markets, cinema halls, purchasing malls and different outlets. Vegetable outlets had been earlier allowed to work from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. The present relaxations and restrictions would stay in drive till additional orders.
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The order mentioned the night time curfew would proceed all through the State between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Private and public buses, autorickshaws, taxis and personal automobiles wouldn’t be permitted, as determined earlier. “However, autorickshaws, taxis and private vehicles will be allowed to ply for medical emergencies and to ferry passengers from and to railway stations and airports.”
The employees of knowledge know-how corporations would proceed to work their night time shifts from workplace. On all days, weddings could be permitted with the variety of visitors not exceeding 50 and funeral/final rites with not more than 25 individuals, it mentioned.
As determined earlier, markets and stalls promoting meat would stay closed at weekends. Fruit and vegetable stores in the Koyambedu market complicated and stores in the wholesale markets in all districts wouldn’t be allowed, as determined earlier.
Big-format outlets (showrooms with a measurement of three,000 sq.ft. and above), purchasing complicated and malls shall not be permitted to function, the order reiterated. By following the usual working procedures, each private and non-private intra-State bus providers and metropolitan bus providers in the Greater Chennai limits would proceed to be permitted.
Mr. Ranjan additionally chaired a video-conference with the Collectors of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Ranipettai, Theni, Tiruppur and Tiruvallur districts to evaluation the COVID-19 scenario. Director-General of Police J.K. Tripathy, Revenue Secretary Atulya Misra, Commissioner of Revenue Administration K. Phanindra Reddy, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan and senior officers had been current. Former Chief Secretary and adviser to the federal government K. Shanmugam attended the assembly.