Chennai: The intense lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19 has been extended by a week in Tamil Nadu. The lockdown, which was supposed to end on the morning of May 31, would now continue till 6 am on June 7, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced on Friday.
However, unlike the current lockdown in which even grocery and provision stores are shut, during the extended period, provision store owners would be allowed to undertake door deliveries from 7 am to 6 pm.
The shopkeepers can sell provisions on push carts or vans or deliver them by taking orders online or over phone in their respective localities, Stalin said. As for vegetables and fruits, they will continue to be sold through vans by the Horticulture and Agriculture Department.
Besides, the State would distribute a kit containing 13 provisional items to rice ration card holders in the State.
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