Tamil Nadu Lockdown News: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that a two-week complete lockdown will be imposed across the state to arrest the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, CM Stalin said that the shutdown was being enforced due to ‘unavoidable reasons’ and pointed out that the decision was taken based on inputs received at a review meeting he had with district collectors on Friday, besides consultations with medical experts. “The total lockdown will be enforced from 4 am on May 10 to 4 am on May 24,” he added. 
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Lockdown in Tamil Nadu: What’s Open, What’s Shut | Full List

  • No prohibition on supply of milk, newspapers, courier, hospitals laboratories, pharmacies, ambulance, hearse vans, freight vehicles, vehicles carrying agricultural produce, oxygen and fuel.
  • Private and govt offices (except those involved in essential services) will remain shut.
  • Standalone shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish will be allowed to function till 12 noon without air conditioning.
  • Retail outlets in Koyambedu wholesale market will remain closed.
  • Restaurants to stay open only for takeaway/delivery services.
  • The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) shops have been ordered to remain closed.
  • TASMAC liquor shops will not be allowed to function.
  • All non-essential services in state department will remain shut.
  • Secretariat, health, revenue, disaster management, police, fire service, prison departments, local administration, EB, PWD, social welfare, forests department will be allowed to function.
  • Cinemas, multiplexes, theatres to remain closed.
  • Beauty parlours, spas, gyms, bars, auditoriums, meeting halls, and other similar places will remain shut.
  • Summer camps will not be permitted.
  • Swimming pools, sports training academies strictly prohibited.
  • School, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed.
  • Petrol pumps will be allowed to function.
  • Banks will be allowed to open with 50 per cent work force.
  • Amma canteen will be allowed to operate.
  • E-registion on https://eregister.tnega.org must for people coming to Tamil Nadu from other Indian states and overseas.
  • Train and flight passengers will be allowed to move on production of tickets.
  • Dunzo like delivery organisations can deliver vegetabls/provisions/grocery/meat/fish only till 12 noon.
  • Big format stores (over 3,000 sq.ft) and shopping malls are to be closed.
  • Only 20 persons allowed at funerals and not more than 50 persons allowed in weddings.
  • Intra-district and inter-district government/private bus, taxi, autorickshaw service banned except for those travelling to attend weddings, job interviews and to hospitals with proper proof.
  • No permission to operate for food and grocery/provisions/vegetable delivery companies like Zomato, Swiggy.
  • Ration shops to function between 8 a.m. and 12 noon.
  • On going construction activities will be permitted.
  • Organisations serving old/handicapped people can move around with identity proof.
  • Media activities are permitted.