Tamil Nadu imposes complete lockdown in Madurai and neighboring areas w.e.f 24-06-2020

The Tamil Nadu government vide a notification dated 22nd June 2020 has imposed complete lockdown in the jurisdiction of Madurai Corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat and rural blocks of Madurai east, Madurai west and Thiruparankundram block from 24th June 2020 till 30th June 2020. During this lockdown, only the following services are allowed to operate-

  1. Hospitals, Medical labs, Pharmaceutical shops, ambulances and other allied medical activities.
  2. Auto, taxi and private vehicles are not permitted except medical emergency and ferry passengers from airport/railway station.
  3. All Government department and banks will function with 33% staff. However, health and other essential services department may function with required staff.
  4. Staff from containment zones need not attend office. However, they must obtain prior permission from respective officer.
  5. ATM and related banking services and transport to function normally.
  6. Public distribution system shop will function from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  7. Public distribution system shop in containment zone shall not function. The staff from these shops shall hand over the relief announced by Government to the families in containment zone.
  8. Vegetable shop, grocery shop and petrol pumps are allowed to function from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. with strict implementation of social distancing norms.
  9. Mobile unit for sale of vegetable and fruits are allowed to function from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  10. In hotels and restaurants, only take away and food delivery is permitted from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tea stalls are not permitted to operate.
  11. Amma Canteen and Community kitchen will continue to function.
  12. NGOs helping public have to obtain prior permission from authorities.
  13. Print and electronic media are permitted to function.
  14. Construction work with in-situ labour force is permitted.
  15. The industry workers should be tested for RTPCR. The daily movement of workers of these areas will not be permitted and they should be accommodated in the industry premises or nearby places.
  16. Movement of vehicles carrying essential commodities , and vehicles for milk distribution and drinking water are permitted.
  17. Telecommunication and essential IT/ITES services to function with minimal staff.
  18. Sunday, 28th June 2020 shall be complete lockdown. All activities mentioned above shall be closed on that day except- milk distribution, hospital, pharmaceutical, ambulance, hospital vehicles and hearse vehicles.

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