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2-week lockdown in Tamil Nadu from May 10: What's allowed, what's not

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Chief Minister MK Stalin said that the lockdown needed to be imposed in the state due to "unavoidable reasons".

The Tamil Nadu government announced a two-week lockdown in the state from May 10 to May 24 to curb the rising COVID-19 cases in the state. The lockdown will come into effect from 4 am on May 10 and will remain in force till 4 am on May 24.
Chief Minister MK Stalin said that the lockdown needed to be imposed in the state due to "unavoidable reasons". He said that the decision was taken based on a review meeting with District Collectors and medical experts that he had on Friday, May 7.
Stalin has deputed 22 ministers from his cabinet of 33, to oversee COVID-related restrictions in various districts and pockets of the state.
All shops will remain open from 6 am to 9 pm during the weekend on May 8 and May 9 to allow people to get household items before the lockdown comes into effect.
The government has also pressed 200 buses into essential transportation services, while public transport including state-run buses, auto-rickshaws and metro rail services remain suspended through the coming fortnight.
Here's what's allowed and what's not:
What's allowed
    • All Grocery, fish and meat shops to stay open from 6 am to 12 noon.
    • Restaurants will only be allowed takeaway services during this restricted period.
    • The Secretariat, health, revenue, disaster management, police, fire service, prison departments, local administration, EB, PWD, social welfare and forest departments will continue to function normally.
    • Continuous process industries permitted to function
    • Banks and courts to operate. Banks to operate at 50 percent capacity.
    • Those travelling for essential work like wedding, death, interview or exams shall produce proof to be allowed permission to proceed
    • What's not allowed
        • Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) shops and all shops selling non-essential goods will remain shut.
        • Cinemas, multiplexes, theatres, gyms, recreation clubs, bars, auditoriums, salons, beauty parlours, and meeting halls will remain closed.
        • All entertainment and amusement parks will also remain shut.
        • Beaches and tourist attractions in the hilly locations of Udhagamandalam and Kodaikanal will be out of bounds for people.
        • All private offices and companies and IT and ITES firms to remain close.
        • Inter and intra-district public and private bus services will be suspended.
        • Taxies and auto rickshaws cannot ply.
        • Market Movers

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          Adani Ports694.35 47.45 7.33
          Bajaj Auto4,167.10 113.20 2.79
          HUL2,482.90 65.20 2.70
          Bharti Airtel538.75 10.10 1.91
          Grasim1,480.75 22.55 1.55
          CompanyPriceChange%Gain
          HUL2,480.75 63.85 2.64
          Bajaj Auto4,164.95 105.95 2.61
          Bharti Airtel538.90 10.20 1.93
          Bajaj Finserv11,998.00 179.95 1.52
          IndusInd Bank994.90 10.65 1.08
          CompanyPriceChange%Gain
          Adani Ports694.35 47.45
          Bajaj Auto4,167.10 113.20
          HUL2,482.90 65.20
          Bharti Airtel538.75 10.10
          Grasim1,480.75 22.55
          CompanyPriceChange%Gain
          HUL2,480.75 63.85
          Bajaj Auto4,164.95 105.95
          Bharti Airtel538.90 10.20
          Bajaj Finserv11,998.00 179.95
          IndusInd Bank994.90 10.65

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          Euro-Rupee87.8770-0.4200-0.48
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