Tamil Nadu, July 30: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami extended COVID-19 lockdown across the state till August 31 midnight, with certain relaxations. There would be complete lockdown on Sundays. Further, the ongoing e-pass system which is used by private vehicles for inter-district travel will be continued till August 31.
Tamil Nadu recorded its highest single-day count for the seventh consecutive day with 6,426 fresh cases reported in the state on Wednesday, taking the state tally to 2,34,114. Among these, Chennai reported 1117 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 97,575. Tamil Nadu recorded 82 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 3741.
Tamil Nadu Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Till August 31:
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On Wednesday, the centre announced that night curfew has been scrapped altogether and gyms and yoga institutes that are not in containment zones can reopen in Unlock3 — the third phase of the lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions across the country — declared by the government today. However, the other restrictions remained in place in all other spheres that involve large gatherings – be it educational institutions, public parks or cinema halls.
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