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TN govt to relax lockdown in three cities from Thursday

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) With the total lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai coming to an end on Wednesday evening, the Tamil Nadu government has announced some relaxations for these three cities.

In a statement issued here, the government said the total lockdown announced for Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai comes to an end on Wednesday.

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According to the government, the lockdown restrictions in these three cities will revert back to the status that were present on April 26.

However, in order to enable people to purchase their essentials, the government said grocery shops will be open between 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.

From May 1 onwards the shops will function only between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The government advised the people to maintain social distance, wear mask while going out for shopping.

With the risk of Coronavirus spread in densely populated cities, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on April 24 had ordered further tightening of lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai.

–IANS

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