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Chennai, 2 August: The state remained completely closed on Sunday as part of strict measures taken by the government to stop the spread of Coronavirus infection in Tamil Nadu. During the bandh, the remaining shops remained closed and the roads remained empty except for the drugstores. The police made it clear that private vehicles will be allowed to leave only in emergencies. Chief Minister K Palaniswamy had announced on July 30 that, in view of the transition, to extend the lockdown till August, saying that strict strictness will remain in force on all the five Sundays of this month.
He said that no relaxation of any kind will be given. As per the order, all types of shops including vegetable and grocery shops, commercial establishments, hotels and restaurants were closed on Sunday and roads were deserted due to no movement of vehicles. Police in Chennai said that no vehicle will be allowed to move except in cases of milk seller, medical purpose, emergencies and funeral.
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Private vehicles connected with medical emergencies and vehicles connected to print and electronic media were exempted. It is worth mentioning that till August 1, there were 2,51,738 cases of Kovid-19 in Tamil Nadu, out of which there are 1,00,877 cases in Chennai.
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