Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown for One Week

Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown for One Week

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India today added 42,766 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday’s 43,393 cases. Kerala leads the states with most number of cases in a day. The country has so far reported 3,07,95,716 cases and 4,07,145 deaths.

Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Saturday announced extension of the lockdown by one week till 6am on July 19. The government continues to ban inter-state public and private transport except from Union territory of Puducherry and international air travel except the ones permitted by the Union home ministry.

A maximum of 50 members will be permitted for marriage events, and 20 at funeral/last rites. “All permitted activities will continue in the state, except containment zones. The shops and other activities permitted earlier till 8pm will be allowed till 9pm.,” the chief minister said.

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