It was termed as "Unlock 1.0". The study also said that the lockdown measures like physical distancing, ban on social gatherings and movement restrictions would further delay and reduce the peak of infections and hospitalisation. [131][132][133][134][135] The quality of air has significantly improved during the lockdown. "Essential commodities, medicines etc. The Government divided all the districts into three zones based on the spread of the virus—green, red and orange—with relaxations applied accordingly. [154], In late March, two researchers from the University of Cambridge came up with a new mathematical model that predicts a flat 49-day countrywide lockdown or sustained lockdown with periodic relaxation extending over two months may be necessary to prevent COVID-19 resurgence in India. India-China tension: Indian Army releases list of 20 martyrs; wreath ceremony begins in Leh. -Exhibition halls will be allowed to function only for business-to-business purposes after following the SOPs. In a detailed press statement, the chief minister said Chennai and its neighbouring districts will go for a total lockdown from June 19 for 12 days until June 30. States have been asked to designate nodal authorities and form protocols to receive and send such persons. He said that India must take necessary measures to prevent a second and third wave of infections. [150][151][152], Among various estimation models presented at the briefing the one by Boston Consulting Group showed that 1.2-210,000 lives were saved and 36-70 lakh cases were averted due to the lockdown till 15 May. It advocated state-level lockdowns in the most affected states. - For the first year college students, classes for the academic year will commence from February 1, 2021. It will be implemented across 75 districts in the country. Stay with us for all the latest updates from Chennai … Police personnel stand guard at a barricade during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at East Coast road (ECR), in Chennai. People's curfew) was a 14-hour curfew on 22 March (from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.). The corona wave is different in every state. The lockdown will be imposed from 19th to 30th June. Coronavirus vaccine: Singapore scientists discover 5 antibodies that can combat COVID-19. Emerging from a 100-day lockdown, punctuated by a brief, fortnight-long exit, the city opened up to brisk business. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced complete lockdown, with the exception of essential services, in Chennai … It was ordered after a 14-hour voluntary public curfew on 22 March, followed by enforcement of a series of regulations in the country's COVID-19 affected regions. [102] Crucial parameters like manufacturing, construction, trade, hotel industry saw a decline and slid into negative. By Finlay Greig. [25], The Janata Curfew moj (transl. State governments were allowed to put suitable restrictions on all activities, but state borders remained open to all. This lockdown is to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus / COVID 19 in Chennai City. [122] Additionally, they felt that going back to their hometowns, they could return to farming and take up small jobs under the MNREGA. The country has been split into 3 zones: red zones (130 districts), orange zones (284 districts) and green zones (319 districts). [16] Similarly, Unlock 4.0 was announced for September[17] and Unlock 5.0 for the month of October. Based on estimation models from various independent sources and MoSPI it was predicted that lockdown (1.0 + 2.0) helped avert 14-29 lakh cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths till 15 May. [5], On 14 April, Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till 3 May, with a conditional relaxation promised after 20 April for the regions where the spread had been contained by then. Public works programmes were also allowed to reopen with instructions to maintain social distancing. [40] This also lead to the online sale of alcohol in some states that was previously prohibited. It said that the lockdown would buy the government critical precursory time to expand COVID-19 healthcare infrastructure, by keeping the hospitalisation rates in check and preventing the overwhelming of existing healthcare facilities. [48], Prior to the announcement of the nationwide lockdown, on 22 March, the government had announced that the Indian Railways would suspend passenger operations through 31 March. The end date is set in law, though in theory the lockdown could be extended if it deemed entirely necessary – though it again would have to go to a vote in the Commons. Night curfews were in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. in all areas and state governments were allowed to impose suitable restrictions on all activities. On Wednesday, the government announced extending the business hours of shops selling essential items (PTI) Chennai lockdown to end today; Tamil Nadu govt decides shop timings, check here [61], The government also announced certain relaxations from 20 April, allowing agricultural businesses, including dairy, aquaculture and plantations, as well as shops selling farming supplies, to open. It also announced that those who violated the lockdown were to be sent to government-run quarantine facilities for 14 days. [6] The governments of Odisha and Punjab extended the state lockdowns to 1 May. Unlike the previous extensions, states were given a larger say in the demarcation of Green, Orange and Red zones and the implementation roadmap. That is precisely when the lockdown was started.” Matt Hancock, 16 July 2020. Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary, has claimed that the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK began on 16 March 2020, when he told the House of Commons that “unnecessary social contact” should be avoided. The state capital Chennai accounted for 35 deaths. Advertisement Express Photo Tamil Nadu Coronavirus June 18, 19 Highlights: Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts will go on an intense 12-day lockdown from today in a bid to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases in the districts. In his televised address to the nation on Tuesday, the PM also thanked citizens for their efforts to save India. The death rate decreased to 5.5% from 48.1% on 5 April. From July 6 to July 31, Chennai will revert to pre June 19 relaxed lockdown, said the state government in its order. Five cities in Tamil Nadu - Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tirupur - will be shut down completely starting Sunday to check the spread of coronavirus diease Covid-19. [119] The Railways later clarified that it was bearing 85% of the total cost of running and the rest 15% which makes up the ticket fare was being borne by the originating states. The number of COVID-19 positive cases in the city was over 42,000 on June 23. 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The areas that were able to do so would be released from the lockdown on 20 April. In Phase III, easing of restrictions on international air travel, operation of metros and recreational activities (swimming pools, gymnasiums, theatres, entertainment parks, bars, auditoriums and assembly halls) would be decided upon in August. [146] A group of researchers at the University of Oxford who tracked the governmental policy measures to counter the pandemic rated India's lockdown as one of the most stringent in the world, scoring "100 out of 100" on their tracker. [62], On 25 April, small retail shops were allowed to open with half the staff. [45], On 26 March, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a ₹170,000 crore (US$24 billion) stimulus package to help those affected by the lockdown. Chennai lockdown to end today; Tamil Nadu govt decides shop timings, check here 1 min read. Complete lockdown in five TN cities including Chennai and Coimbatore for 4 days Coronavirus Coronavirus Friday, April 24, 2020 - 14:38 Megha Kaveri Follow @meghakaveri Metro Rail was allowed to be reopened in graded manner from 7 September. [51] The national rail operator also announced plans to convert coaches into isolation wards for patients of COVID-19. - Mumbai). [73], In future phases of reopening, further activities are to be permitted. ALSO READ: Coronavirus LIVE: Complete lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore from Apr 26 [38] Tamil Nadu hiked the excise duty on India Made Foreign Alcohol by 15%. [137][138][139] On 29 March, Prime Minister Modi advised against this, urging people to stay home in his Mann Ki Baat radio address. Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News Live Updates Today, Chennai Lockdown Guidelines, TN Corona Virus Cases News Updates: Till date, a total of 9,97,620 have entered Tamil Nadu through various modes of travel and 6,555 of them have tested positive. [63], On 29 April, The Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for the states to allow inter-state movement of the stranded persons. The second phase of unlock, Unlock 2.0, was announced for the period of 1 to 31 July, with more ease in restrictions. Updated Jul 12, 2020, 9:15 am IST. [75], On 30 September 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for activities permitted in Unlock 5.0. Former beauty queen allegedly gangraped-murdered in Philippines, body found... Pongal 2021: Best Whatsapp greetings, wishes, quotes to share with your fam... Lohri, Makar Sankranti special recipe: These easy-to-make til laddus will m... COVID-19: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray emphasises on single lockdown policy, Actively considering imposing lockdown, night curfew in Delhi: AAP govt to HC. Manufacturing growth at -39.3%, Mining growth at -23.3%, Construction growth at -50%, Trade & hotel industry growth at -47%. [12], On 30 May, it was announced that lockdown restrictions were to be lifted from then onwards, while the ongoing lockdown would be further extended till 30 June for only the containment zones. At 5 p.m. that day, all citizens were asked to stand in their doorways, balconies or windows, and clap their hands or ring their bells in appreciation for the professionals delivering these essential services. [112][113], In its report to the Supreme Court of India on 31 March, the central government stated that the migrant workers, apprehensive about their survival, moved in the panic created by fake news that the lockdown would last for more than three months. Delhi imposed a 70% 'Special Corona Fees'. Permission from the District Collectors and from Greater Chennai Police (for Chennai meetings) are necessary. [37] Andhra Pradesh increased the prices by 75%. This first phase of reopening was termed as "Unlock 1.0"[13] and permitted shopping malls, religious places, hotels and restaurants to reopen from 8 June. Honor V40 renders leaked online ahead of launch, check specification, price, PUBG Mobile India launching tomorrow? In places other than Chennai, SEZs, EoU, industrial parks and industrial estates can function with 50 per cent workers. [144] A priest in Andhra Pradesh was arrested for defying the lockdown and organizing a gathering of 150 people in a church. The IIT-Madras team mapped the mobility data of Facebook users in every district in Tamil Nadu, and came up with an analysis on how lockdown compliance in Chennai was far less than in other districts. He further hypothesised, If the lockdown was not imposed the number of critical patients would have reached 5-6 million. A video on Chennai's second lockdown to curb COVID-19 transmission Chennai has a total population of 87 lakhs. [97] Among the reported deaths, most were among the marginalised migrants and labourers. [105] While government schemes ensured that the poor would get additional rations due to the lockdown, the distribution system failed to be effective. The local bodies were given the authority to demarcate containment and buffer zones. [98][99], India had already been experiencing a prolonged economic slowdown. It's downwards at some places while somewhere it is showing trends upward. Will Lockdown be re-imposed in India? [123], On 26 May, the Supreme Court admitted that the problems of the migrants had still not been solved and that there had been "inadequacies and certain lapses" on the part of the governments. 'If my father was here, he would have been extremely happy', says... Shardul Thakur cheers Mohammed Siraj off the field after both were competin... Sachin Tendulkar says, THIS Indian player's performance has kept Test... ROFL! Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday asked why can't complete lockdown be implemented for some time in Chennai while observing that … [29] Services such as food shops, banks and ATMs, petrol pumps, other essentials and their manufacturing are exempted. [33] But in effect, things panned out to be utterly chaotic as long queues gathered outside wine shops from as early as 7 am. [11] On 17 May, the lockdown was further extended till 31 May by the National Disaster Management Authority. Updated: 29 Apr 2020, 01:14 PM IST PTI Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami had on April 24 announced a … As New Zealand enters the unprecedented four-week Covid-19 lockdown that started at midnight, here's how the country was preparing to cope just the day before on 25 March. It said that "Lockdown shall remain in force in the Containment Zones till 30th September 2020". Earlier, four districts of the state --Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu were put under 12-day complete shutdown in the wake of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Palaniswami said that the lockdown in the four cities will be implemented strictly, starting April 26 at 6am and ending at 9pm on April 29. [85] Thousands of people emigrated out of major Indian cities, as they became jobless after the lockdown. Night curfews were in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in all areas. Of the 2,532 [75] Marriage functions with gatherings of up to 50 people and funereal/last rites ceremonies with of up to 20 people were permitted. They did not wait their turn to board the government-arranged transport, mainly due to starvation and eagerness to reach their homes soon. KCR hints at 15-day lockdown in Hyderabad as COVID-19 cases rise The chief minister said that after lockdown has been lifted, there was a marked … [44] Several states announced relief funds for the poor and affected people[44] while the central government was finalising a stimulus package. [69][70][71], The MHA issued fresh guidelines for the month of June, stating that the phases of reopening would "have an economic focus". On 27 October 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for activities permitted in Unlock 6.0. Lockdown date: People will be allowed to exercise outdoors with members of their household under the lockdown rules (Image: GETTY) As of … Other than Chennai, all industrial units will be allowed to function, but with only 50 per cent staff. The plan was to benefit the migrant workers through cash transfers and initiatives for food security. Inter/intra-district buses with 50% capacity, Four-wheelers with 1 driver and 2 passengers, All services and shops closed except pharmacies, hospitals, banks, grocery shops and other essential services, Closure of commercial and private establishments (only work-from-home allowed), Suspension of all educational, training, research institutions, Suspension of all non-essential public and private transport, Prohibition of all social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious activities, This page was last edited on 17 January 2021, at 11:44. Non-governmental organisations were operating 3,909 camps. 27.10.2020 to all Chief Secretaries reg extension of reopening upto 30.11.2020", "MHA DO Dt. Chennai alone recorded 2,167 of the 3,949 new cases in the state and nearby Chengelpet reported 187, Tiruvallur 154 and Madurai 303.The remainder was … [140], On 27 March 2020, the police arrested 8 people and registered a complaint against 150 people in Hardoi for gathering at a mosque. He went on to say, "The policies are made or influenced by a class of people who pay little attention to the consequences for the underprivileged".[163]. Independence Day celebrations are permitted with social distancing. 27.10.2020 to all Administrators reg extension of reopening upto 30.11.2020", "Unlock 6.0 latest guidelines: What do they mean for schools, colleges, other educational institutions", "Unlock 6.0 guidelines: Which states have allowed more relaxations in Nov? When did the lockdown start, and how long has the UK been in lockdown? Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced an extension of the general COVID-19 lockdown till midnight Dec 31, 2020 subject to certain relaxations. [13] Modi later clarified that the lockdown phase in the country was over and that 'unlock' had already begun.[14]. [29], From 4 May 2020, the lockdown was eased with several relaxations in all zones per Ministry of Home Affair's guidelines. In Jakarta, Indonesia, where there has also been no official lockdown, congestion has already dropped to almost zero - similar to Los Angeles and New Delhi which shut down on different dates. [5], As the end of the first lockdown period approached, state governments and other advisory committees recommended extending the lockdown. 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The red zones would remain under lockdown. The GDP growth rate for April–June 2020 was -23.9%, which happened to be the worst ever in history. It thus ordered the Centre and States to provide free food, shelter and transport to stranded migrant workers. -The existing system of E-registration for those coming to Tamil Nadu from states would continue. Cargo transportation vehicles, including trucks, trains and planes, would run. Therefore, to take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus, the [102], With factories and workplaces shut down, millions of migrant workers had to deal with the loss of income, food shortages and uncertainty about their future. [25] All transport services–road, air and rail–were suspended, with exceptions for transportation of essential goods, fire, police and emergency services. [30] The Home Ministry stated that anyone who fails to follow the restrictions can face up to a year in jail. The Government Of India has decided to open all educational institutions by January 2021 including schools and colleges and universities across India. Lockdown compliance in Chennai least in Tamil Nadu: IIT study. [43] Arrests across the states were made for violating norms of lockdown such as venturing out for no emergency, opening businesses and home quarantine violations. Yet some experts believe that lockdown is not the only strategy that the government should follow. To control the spread of coronavirus outbreak in India. [39], Delhi also came up with a system of e-token to avoid long queues outside wine shops. [10], On 1 May, the Government of India extended the nationwide lockdown further by two weeks until 17 May. Covid-19 Alert Covid-19: Madras HC asks Tamil Nadu government why full lockdown should not be reimposed in Chennai The bench said the number of … Shops were permitted to allow more than five persons at a time. [32], One of the major development was around the re-opening of wine shops. [78][79][80] The Ministry of Home Affairs did not make any new changes to the existing Unlock 5.0 guidelines in its latest instructions for another set of unlocking and said that they would continue to be implemented in the month of November too. [81] Also, a handful of states have allowed opening up of more activities outside containment zones and announced partial reopening of schools. [10] He said that every town, every police station area and every state would be carefully evaluated to see if it had contained the spread. If there is a pattern of increase in one state, then such a trend can also come in other states. [161], The CDDEP released another report on 20 April, again in collaboration with researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Princeton University. Lockdown restrictions in Maharashtra extended till January 31 "The state is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 virus. [74] On 30 August the Delhi Metro started its operations with two metro lines, On 29 August 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for activities permitted in Unlock 4.0. [65] [1] It was ordered after a 14-hour voluntary public curfew on 22 March, followed by enforcement of a series of regulations in the country's COVID-19 affected regions. Chennai lockdown: Shops will be allowed to function but only during specified timings. Further guidelines regarding usage of Aarogya Setu and masks were reiterated. "My fellow citizens, there is absolutely no need to panic," Modi tweeted soon after his address to the nation in which he announced the 21-day lockdown starting Tuesday midnight. This report discussed the "potential impact of the lockdown". [55][56], As the end of the initial lockdown period came near, many state governments expressed their decision to extend it till the end of April. [1] Observers stated that the lockdown had slowed the growth rate of the pandemic by 6 April to a rate of doubling every six days,[4] and by 18 April, to a rate of doubling every eight days. [101], In the first quarter of the financial year 2020-2021, this number went into negative. PUBG Mobile India release date, trailer, FAU-G launch date - Latest updates... Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Date, history and importance of Vinayak Chaturthi. [15], Unlock 3.0 for August 2020 removed night curfews and permitted gymnasiums and yoga centres to reopen from 5 August. Those coming from  Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Union Territory of Puducherry would be exempted from this registration. [21] As the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases closed 500, Modi on 19 March, asked all citizens to observe 'Janata Curfew' (people's curfew) on Sunday, 22 March. The government faced criticism from the opposition. On 24 March 2020, the Government of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, limiting movement of the entire 1.3 billion population of India as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic in India. [82] Lockdown has been enforced time and again in spite of attempts to permanently move towards an unlock phase. All these factors combined to result in shortages and a raise in the prices of food items. [28] The Prime Minister also urged the youth to inform 10 others about Janata Curfew and encourage everyone to observe the curfew. They noted that India implemented school closures, border closure, travel bans etc. Her date sent her £15 on Monzo to buy herself a bottle of wine and later that night she sat in her bedroom chatting with him for three hours – a very modern love story.

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