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Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 28 with more relaxations - Know what's allowed

State capital Chennai and 26 other districts have been provided relaxations as part of the easing of lockdown amid the receding second Covid wave.

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Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till June 28 with more relaxations - Know what's allowed
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Tamil Nadu government on Sunday extended Covid-19 lockdown in the state for another week. The state government extended the lockdown curbs till June 28, while permitting some more relaxations. State capital Chennai and 26 other districts have been provided relaxations as part of the easing of lockdown amid the receding second Covid wave.

Key relaxations provided by the state government:

General provision stores, vegetable and fruit shops, as well as meat shops have been allowed to operate from 6 AM to 7 PM.

Resumption of public transport with 50% occupancy in four districts, namely Chennai Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet.

Resumption of Metro rail services with 50% occupancy.

The state government allowed film and television serial shootings with 100 people maximum.

E-registration no longer required to travel in taxis and autorickshaws.

Restaurants and eateries can provide delivery and take-away from 6 am to 9 pm.

Shops selling electrical items, hardware stores, vehicle outlets, stationery stores, vehicle mechanical shops, footwear stores, home appliances stores and smartphone shops can function from 9 am to 5 pm.

Construction work permitted and shops selling equipment are also permitted.

Education Institutions can function but only for enrollment of students.

Tier based system for unlocking in Tamil Nadu

The state government has divided Tamil Nadu in three different categories. Existing restrictions have been retained in 11 districts falling in the west and central region. More services and establishments have been allowed to reopen in other districts.

Tier-1 comprises 11 districts, which include Coimbatore, Nigeria, Thiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai, where no additional relaxations have been provided as the active caseload continues to remain high.

Tier-2 comprises 23 districts, namely Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Ranipet, Sivagangai, Theni, Tenkasi, Thirunelveli, Thirupathur, Thiruvannamalai, Thuthukudi, Trichy, Villupuram, Vellore and Virudhunagar, where additional relaxations have been given.

Tier-3 districts, which consist of Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet, get additional relaxations along with those extended to Tier-2 districts.

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