Night Curfew in Tamil Nadu from Apr 20, Total Lockdown on Sundays; Class XII Exams Postponed

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Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced a night curfew in the state between 10 pm and 4 am. It further imposed a complete lockdown on Sundays. The government has allowed the continuous process industries, fuel bunks, emergency medical supplies and services to operate through the night.

On Sundays, when the state will be under complete lockdown all vegetable and fish markets, cinema halls, shopping complexes and stand-alone shops are to remain shut while eateries can operate takeaway services.

In its order, issued on Sunday, the government also postponed the state board examinations for Class 12 students.

Tamil Nadu has been witnessing an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases. On Saturday, the state reported 9,344 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 9,80,728, while recoveries mounted to 9,02,022 with 5,263 patients being discharged. Active cases stood at 65,635.

Here’s what the new COVID-19 guidelines in Tamil Nadu state:

– A night curfew will be in place between 10 pm and 4am. – Continuous process industries,fuel bunks,emergency medical supplies and services may operate through the night. – All tourist centers to remain shut. – All beaches and parks to remain shut. – A minimum 50% work from home to be adopted by IT/ITeS. – Class 12 state board exams postponed. – Complete lockdown on Sundays. – Eateries can operate takeaway services on Sundays. – Vegetable and fish markets, cinema halls, shopping complexes and standalone shops to remain shut during complete lockdown.

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