The continuance of Lockdown in Tamil Nadu until July 31, No Public Transport

Minister Vijayabaskar in Trichy Medical College for Covid19 meeting
Minister Vijayabaskar in Trichy Medical College for Covid19 meeting

Lockdown in Tamil Nadu and no buses from July 1: Chief Minister has today June 29 confirmed the continuance of lockdown in Tamil Nadu until July 31. Intense lockdown in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, and Madurai will continue until July 5 and will have the relaxations of the other districts in lockdown 6.0 from July 6. CM, after the consultations with the expert medical panel, has announced this today. All public and private buses will stop on July 1. Apart from the five intense lockdown districts, all the other districts will continue with most of the relaxations. But all Sundays there with be lockdown, which allows the only movement for essential goods.

Coronavirus Tamil Nadu update June 29: Today again, Tamil Nadu recorded 3,949 cases taking the total to 86,224 cases. Today's death toll is also high, with 62 cases taking the total to 1,141 deaths. Chennai crossed the 2,000 marks with 2,167 cases taking the total to 55,969 cases. Also, with 303 cases, Madurai has made it to come into the intense lockdown along with Chennai until July 5. The other districts with a surprise rise in coronavirus infections include

Coimbatore - 65, Dindigul - 64, Kallakurhci - 68, Ramanathapuram - 61, Nilgiris, Theni 61, Salem - 36, Tiruchy 87, Vellore - 144, Villupuram - 52, Virudunagar - 77.

States extending lockdown: The central government, which suddenly announced lockdown without any consultation with the states, has now left the unlocking decision to the states. Hence the states as per their pandemic situation are announcing lockdowns. There was no meeting of the Prime minister with the chief ministers like in before the previous lockdown extensions.

Also, there was no meeting of the ministers or the ICMR for the past 20 days when the coronavirus infection is peaking in India. Before Tamil Nadu announced the continuance of lockdown, Maharashtra has already announced lockdown till July 31. West Bengal, Jharkhand, Manipur, and Assam are the other states that announced lockdown. Many more states may announce lockdown tomorrow being the last date of lockdown 5.0.

With no buses from July 1 to July 31 and no one knows whether it may extend further, it is the common man affected by this lockdown. They are confused why lockdown, then relaxations, later unlocking -1 and again intense lockdown and others. With no buses and petrol and diesel prices rising by 10 rupees in the last ten days, how are the people able to reach offices and shops. Also, with the rapid rise of coronavirus in the states is causing panic among the people.