Tasmac Shops To Run From 10 to 5: See What's Open and What's Not as Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown till June 21

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Even as coronavirus infections continue their downward trend, the Tamil Nadu government has extended the lockdown in the state by a week, till 21 June, while relaxing some curbs in a few districts. The development comes as a time when the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu has come down to 16,813.

The relaxations applicable from Monday onwards are:

  • There will be relaxations in 27 districts including capital Chennai where there has been a reported dip in Covid-19 spread.
  • Tea shops will be allowed to open from 6-5 for take away in 27 districts in the state while sweet shops will be allowed to open from 8 to 5.
  • Construction companies can now operate with 50% capacity while IT firms can work at 20% capacity.
  • The Tamil Nadu government-run Tasmac shops are now allowed to operate between 10 am and 5 pm in 27 districts of the state.
  • The TN govt has allowed more relaxations in the Western belt comprising Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Karur and seven other districts.
  • Parks and playgrounds will be reopened from 6 am to 9 am daily. Salons, spas and barbershops permitted to function till 5 pm without air-conditioning.
  • Shops selling and repairing spectacles, as well as cycle and two-wheeler mechanic shops, can function between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m, and pottery and handicraft makers can function between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Taxis with three passengers, other than the driver, and autorickshaws with two passengers can ply with e-pass.
  • Private housekeeping services will be allowed with an e-pass, while electricians, plumbers, carpenters, motor technicians, and other self-employed persons will be allowed to function between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with e-pass at their customers’ homes but they cannot open their shops.
  • Tamil Nadu recorded its highest daily infections tally at 36,184 cases on May 21 and since then it has been witnessing a declining trend. The state logged in 15,759 new cases, 378 deaths, and 29,243 recoveries on Friday. The total number of active cases stands at 1,74,802.

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