Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till August 31, complete shut on Sundays
Chennai : Amid constantly rising coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu, the state government has extended the lockdown till midnight August 31. The government has also announced that there will be a complete lockdown on every Sunday of the month.
The announcement comes after the news bulletin issued by the Tamil Nadu Health and Welfare department on the coronavirus case status.
Chief Minister Eddapadi K Palaniswami also clarified that the current e-pass system for private vehicles crossing the border will continue till August 31.
In the meeting, the district collectors and health experts discussed changes needed in containment measures for areas that have a high number of coronavirus infection.
“The expeditious measures taken by the Tamil Nadu government to contain the spread of coronavirus has helped reduce the Covid-19 fatality rate to 1.6 per cent in the state and enhance the recovery rate to 73 per cent,” Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said at the conference.
“Overcoming the challenges posed by the coronavirus, my government strived to improve the health of the people besides the fiscal health of the state,” he added.
The total number of positive coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu stands at 2,34,114.