Chennai, Jan 21, 2022: Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Tamil Nadu government has imposed a complete lockdown in the state on Sunday, January 23. The lockdown will begin at 10 pm on Saturday and remain in place till 5 am on Monday.
Earlier this month, the Tamil Nadu government had announced complete lockdown on Sundays starting January 9, in view of the rising coronavirus cases in the state. The state had also imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am on all days.
- Operational essential services allowed include milk shops, ATM centres, hospitals, hospital-related works, goods transportation and petrol bunks.
- Restaurants and hotels can offer takeout services from 7 am to 10 pm along with food delivery facilities.
Tamil Nadu recorded 28,561 new Covid-19 cases and 39 deaths in 24 hours on Thursday. There are 1,79,205 active cases in the state at present.Of the new cases recorded in the state on Thursday, Chennai district alone logged 7,520 while Coimbatore had 3,390.