Tamil Nadu Lockdown: CM Stalin To Chair Meeting On Pongal Restrictions

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A consultative meeting is being held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Stalin to control the spread of covid in Tamil Nadu. Corona spread has been increasing in Tamil Nadu in recent weeks. The number of cases is increasing in districts including Chennai, Coimbatore, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur. 

In this situation, a consultative meeting was held on the 4th in Tamil Nadu under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. Restrictions were imposed at the conference, including a night curfew, a complete Sunday lockdown, and permission for only 50 per cent of theatres, clothing stores, jewellery stores and shopping malls. 

The Tamil Nadu government has announced that these will be in force from the 6th to the 10th. Accordingly, the nighttime curfew started at 10 pm the day before yesterday, ended with the full-time curfew on Sunday, and ended up at 5 am today. A meeting is being again held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Stalin on whether to extend the curfew in Tamil Nadu or bring in more restrictions.

The meeting is said to be held at 11 am today. The chief officials and Ministers will attend the consultation meeting. New restrictions will be discussed to control the spread of Covid and Omicron. With only three days left for the Pongal festival, it is expected that restrictions will be imposed.

Also, the question has arisen as to whether the lockdown will be imposed only in the districts in Tamil Nadu where cases are increasing. About 50 per cent of the corona one day cases reported in Tamil Nadu are from Chennai. Therefore, there is an expectation that additional restrictions will be imposed in Chennai.