The Tamil Nadu government on May 8, 2021, imposed a lockdown for two weeks across the state between 4 a.m on May 10 to 4 a.m on May 24 to fight against the spread of covid-19.
However, on May 8 and 9 alone, the State government said there would be no restrictions across the State between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. — shops would function during this period — to allow the public to prepare ahead of the fortnight-long lockdown.
During this period, grocery stores and meat stalls can remain open till 12 noon with 50% of customers.
Essential service, newspaper distribution, post and courier service, hospitals, ambulance and funeral services are allowed.
Banks, ATMs and bank-related transport are allowed but with 50% employees.
Ration shops will remain open till 12 noon. The rest of the activities are not allowed.
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