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By Vinershea | Apr 24, 2020 05:56 PM

As Tamil Nadu witnessed a sudden rise in coronavirus cases across the state, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a complete lockdown in five districts. There will also be certain relaxations to facilitate provisions for citizens.  

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The five districts which are going to be under lockdown are; Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai will be completely shut for four days, while Salem and Tiruppur will be under absolute lockdown for three days.

As per a statement by Chief Minister Palaniswami, “Complete lockdown to be enforced in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai from April 26 to April 29 between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm. In Salem and Tiruppur, the complete lockdown will be enforced from April 26 to April 28 between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm. Meanwhile, online food delivery to be allowed."

During this lockdown period, private companies have been strictly asked to not function in the five districts. The Chief Minister further stated that sanitisation work of certain containment zones in the state will be carried out twice a day, IANS reported.

Below is the list of services which will be open during this lockdown:

- Hospitals, diagnostic test laboratories, pharmacies, ambulance and hearse services.

-Essential services departments in the state secretariat, health, revenue, disaster management, electricity, milk, water supply departments.

- Other central and state government offices with 33 per cent staff strength.

- Government-run Amma Canteens, ATMs.

- Old age homes and orphanages.

- Community kitchens run by district/local administrations.

- Service organisations for the benefit of poor with government permission.

- Vegetable markets and mobile vegetable shops, subject to regulations.

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