Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 18, 19 Highlights: Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts will go on an intense 12-day lockdown from today in a bid to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases in the districts.
The Greater Chennai Police have issued a series of instructions for the city residents to follow during the period. Barring hospitals, labs, ambulances, pharmacies, and funeral hearses, there are restrictions on other activities. Auto rickshaws, taxi cabs will not be allowed to run in the city except in case of emergency.
People are allowed to buy vegetables, groceries, and other essential items only from shops that are within a two-kilometer range from their residence. Shops will be allowed to function from 6 am till 2 pm.
Tamil Nadu recorded 2,141 positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state tally to 52,334. Among these, Chennai reported 1373 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 37,070.
Tamil Nadu recorded 49 deaths on Thursday, putting the state toll at 625. At least 42 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.