Tamil Nadu CM announced complete lockdown to be enforced in the state

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has ordered tightening of the lockdown in Cities namely Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruppur, and Salem in view of the increasing coronavirus cases. The decision was taken after the CM chaired a review meeting on the coronavirus spread in the state.

by Roselet Sheena Merli

Updated: Apr 24, 2020 18:55 IST

Tags: India Corona
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Complete lockdown to be enforced in TN

Palaniswami said in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Madurai the lockdown will be implemented strictly between 6 am and 9 pm from 26-29 April. In Tiruppur and Salem, the lockdown will be between 6 am to 9 pm from 26-28 April. 

CM Edappadi Palaniswami also stated that "Online food delivery will be allowed in these five cities during the complete lockdown"

The CM took Twitter and posted "Complete lockdown to be enforced in Chennai, Coimbatore & Madurai from April 26 to April 29 between 6 AM&9PM. In Salem&Tiruppur, complete lockdown will be enforced from April 26 & April 28 between 6 AM and 9 PM. Online food delivery to be allowed: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami."

As per the data provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Tamil Nadu has reported 1,629 coronavirus cases. It including 662 cured/discharged/migrated and 18 deaths Chennai has the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 303 confirmed infections, followed by Coimbatore with 133 cases, Tiruppur with 109 virus infections till date, Dindugal (76), Erode (70).

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