No curfew on May 2 ahead of counting

The Government of Tamil Nadu had on Sunday announced various guidelines including curfew during the night, from 10 pm to 4 am, beginning from April 20.

The government had also announced a complete lockdown on Sundays. The Tamil Nadu assembly elections were held in a single phase on April 6 and the counting of votes and declaration of results were set to happen on May 2.

Since May 2 falls on a Sunday, there were speculations whether the complete curfew on Sunday would apply to the day of counting or not. In this situation, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo has confirmed that the curfew will not be imposed on May 2.

Meanwhile, the Southern Railways has also announced that the movement of trains will continue as usual irrespective of the night curfew. The government has also given relaxation for emergency purposes and for those who want to reach the railway stations and airport to travel at night.

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