Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday extended complete lockdown in the state for one week without any relaxation.
As per guidelines, vegetables and fruits will be made available through mobile vans while standalone grocery shops will remain closed during this period. Only essential services to make available.
The decision was taken after the CM held a meeting with a team of medical experts who in turn recommended extending the complete lockdown without any concessions to contain the Covid-19 infection in the state.
Explaining the steps taken for procuring life-saving drugs and equipment during this period, Stalin said, “On the request of the Tamil Nadu government, the Union government has increased oxygen allocation up to 519 metric tonnes. Besides, 100 metric tonnes of oxygen is being received from Odisha. Oxygen is being procured by air and train services too.”
“The Tamil Nadu government has held talks with the Maharashtra government for getting 900 metric tonnes of oxygen.