Salt industry severely impacted in TN's Thoothukudi amid COVID-19 lockdown

The salt industry in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi is severely impacted amid coronavirus pandemic. Tonnes of salt worth lakhs of rupees remained in ground as only few salt workers are coming for duty due to nation-wide lockdown. The lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of coronavirus outbreak. There are total 767 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu including 8 deaths and 21 cured. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 5095 in India and 166 deaths.