Tamil Nadu extends lockdown until July 31, rigid curbs to carry on in Chennai, Madurai and surrounding spots


The Tamil Nadu authorities has prolonged the coronavirus lockdown until July 31 amid a continuous rise in the COVID-19 quantities in the point out. Stringent curbs will proceed in Chennai and Madurai until July 6 put up which they will be authorized to revert to the comfortable lockdown section.

“Overall lockdown will keep on in Chennai, Madurai and surrounding space until July 5. From July 6 to July 31, Chennai will revert to pre June 19 calm lockdown. From July 6, Madurai will revert to pre June 24 comfortable lockdown,” mentioned the state govt in its purchase.

The conclusion on extending the lockdown arrived just hours immediately after a skilled committee established up to suggest the Tamil Nadu governing administration on tackling COVID-19 favoured restrictions primarily based on the situation in distinct regions and has not encouraged extension of the lockdown in power in the point out until Tuesday, one particular of its customers said.

“Our committee did not advocate lockdown. It is named a blunt instrument. Although not the best answer, it is needed often. In Chennai, the lockdown has assisted to maximize doubling time (of conditions) and slowing down transmission. But lockdown alone is not the answer for COVID-19 and we cannot be less than lockdown eternally,” claimed a scientist on the panel.

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