Healthcare COVID-19 outbreak: Tamil Nadu imposes section-144 till March 31 Updated : March 23, 2020 06:57 PM IST The government order will take effect from 6:00 pm on Tuesday (March 24) and continue till March 31. Following the 14-hour-long Janata curfew on Sunday, the state government announced the extension of curfew timings till 5: 00 am on March 23. Of the nine COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, five of the affected are in Chennai, while the others hail from Erode and Kanchipuram districts. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.