Tamil Nadu Government tightens lockdown to curb Covid-19, timing for grocery stores reduced and other restrictions.

May 14, 2021

The Tamil Nadu government has tightened its pandemic lockdown protocol by reducing business hours of grocery, vegetable, meat & fish shops by two hours and imposing total ban on other business outlets. The fresh curbs will come into effect from 6am on Saturday May 15, 2021.

The timings for shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish have been reduced, they will only be allowed to stay open from 6am to 10am with only 50% footfall of customers.

As part of the new rules, e-registration will now be mandatory for those travelling within Tamil Nadu between districts, for essential tasks like marriage, death of an important relative, medical treatment and elderly care. The e-Pass system will come into effect from 6am on May 17th.

Street vendors selling vegetables, flowers & fruits, as well as tea stalls, will not be allowed to operate.

e-Commerce Companies will be allowed to carry out deliveries from 2pm to 6pm. ATMs, Petrol & Diesel Pumps will be allowed to function as usual.

Night Curfew between 10pm to 4am will continue to be in place, complete lockdown will be adhered on Sundays till May 23rd.

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