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Tamil Nadu to impose lockdown for 2 weeks


Nepalnews
2021 May 08, 16:02, NEW DELHI
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Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases local government in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu Saturday announced it has decided to impose a 14-day lockdown in the state from next week.

The order was issued a day after the state recorded its biggest day spike of over 26,000 new COVID-19 infections.

"The total lockdown will be enforced from 4:00 am (local time) on May 10 (Monday) to 4:00 am (local time) on May 24," an official said.

The newly-elected Chief Minister of state M K Stalin in a statement said the lockdown was being enforced due to "unavoidable reasons".

Officials said the decision to impose the lockdown was taken based on inputs received by the chief minister during a meeting.

As per the directive issued by the government, services and tasks allowed to continue during the lockdown are banks (with 50 per cent staff) and ration shops. 


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