Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 21; relaxations in 27 districts including Chennai

The state-run TASMAC liquor shops are permitted to operate from 10 am to 5 pm in districts where the curbs have been eased, the Tamil Nadu government said.

The COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu has been extended till 6 am on June 21, with a number of relaxations announced in districts with low positivity rate.

The curbs would be eased in 27 districts including Chennai from the morning of June 14. In these 27 districts, the state-run TASMAC liquor outlets would be permitted to operate from 10 am to 5 pm, as per the official order issued on June 11.Salons, spas and barber shops are also allowed to reopen, and function till 5 pm in districts where the lockdown norms have been eased.

However, they are barred from using air-conditioning inside their premises and are permitted to operate only at 50 percent capacity.

Parks would also reopen for limited hours in the districts where the norms have been eased.

As per the order, the parks can be used for morning walks between 6 am and 9 am. The districts where the above relaxations will not come into effect are Coimbatore, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai, The Hindu reported.

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