Around 1.43 lakh people have been vaccinated in Erode district so far, Collector C Kathiravan said while reviewing corona prevention works at the top officials meeting at the collectorate on Wednesday.
He said ”the curfew order has been in force in Tamil Nadu since 25.03.2020 under the National Disaster Management Act as per the guidelines of the Central Government for the prevention of corona virus infection.
The number of confirmed cases of infection has been on the rise since March 2021 in various states in India. In Tamil Nadu and more than 23 districts, the number of confirmed cases is more than 10 percent per day.
Night curfew has been implemented across Tamil Nadu from 01.05.2021 till re-order, with various restrictions from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am in all parts of the state.
In view of the increasing incidence of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu and in view of the restrictions on certain activities recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Union Government to prevent the spread of the disease, it has been decided to further intensify the preventive measures in Tamil Nadu from 06.05.2021 to 20.05.2021
The following new restrictions are imposed until 4.00 p.m, May 20.
All government offices and private offices are allowed to operate with a maximum of 50 per cent staff.
The public is allowed to travel in only 50 per cent of the seats on passenger trains, private buses, government buses and taxis.
Large shops with a floor area of 3000 sq. Ft. and above and shopping malls have already been banned from 26.4.2021. Currently, grocery stores and vegetable stores operating in shopping malls are not permitted.
Apart from these, only stand alone grocery, and vegetable stalls are allowed to operate till 12.00 noon without AC facility.
Of these, only 50 per cent of customers should be admitted at a time. Except for the aforementioned grocery, grocery and vegetable stores, all other stores are prohibited from opening.
Essential functions such as pharmacies and milk supply are allowed to function as usual without any hindrance.
Parcel service will only be allowed at all restaurants.
Tea shops will only be allowed to operate until 12 noon. Sitting and eating in restaurants and tea shops is not allowed.
Customers staying in lodges should be served food in the rooms where they are staying. Indoor venues and open spaces are prohibited for community, political, sports, entertainment, educational, cultural events and other events.
Theatres do not work. Already, no more than 25 people are allowed to attend funerals and now more than 20 people are allowed to attend funerals and related ceremonies.
Already, beauty saloons are banned from operating in the corporation and municipal areas. Now, they are currently banned from operating in rural areas also.
For emergency medical needs, the use of rental auto, taxi and private vehicle will be allowed only to go to the railway station.
In addition, essential services such as milk distribution, daily newspaper distribution, hospitals, medical laboratories, pharmacies, ambulance and ambulance services, lorries and fuel vehicles (PNC) will be allowed.