Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 22, 23 Highlights: Tamil Nadu government on Monday imposed complete lockdown in Madurai Corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat, all village Panchayats of Madurai East and Madurai West and Thirupparankundram blocks of Madurai district for seven days starting from June 24 early morning to June 30 in a bid to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases.
With the announcement, Madurai becomes the fifth district in Tamil Nadu after Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Thiruvallur to go under lockdown. As per the release issued by Chief Secretary K Shanmugam, only essential services will be permitted during the lockdown.
Health, Medical Labs, pharmaceutical shops, Ambulance and Hearse vehicle services and allied medical activities will be permitted.
Tamil Nadu recorded 2,710 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday, taking the state tally to 62,087. Among these, Chennai reported 1487 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 42,752. Tamil Nadu recorded 37 deaths on Monday, putting the state toll at 794.
As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu touched 27,178.