Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday extended the Covid-19 lockdown till May 31, subject to certain relaxations in the restrictions.
In a statement issued, Palaniswami said based on the views expressed by a medical expert committee, district collectors and senior ministers, the lockdown has been extended till the midnight of May 31.
* In the 12 districts where intra-district transport is not allowed, plying of taxis and autorickshaws is allowed with e-pass for medical emergencies only.
Palaniswami said the government will announce further relaxations once the coronavirus spread is reduced.
He said action is being taken to bring back Tamils stranded in other states by train in stages, and with Central government permission, two Rajdhani Express trains between New Delhi and Chennai will be operated per week.
According to Palaniswami, all other restrictions that are currently on will continue till further orders.
Train/air/bus services with the permission of Central and state government will be operated.