The coronavirus is spreading all over the world where India went up to the 3rd spot on the list of most number of coronavirus cases. Breaking down the cases inside India, the southern state of Tamil Nadu holds the 2nd most number of cases in the country.
Although these statistics look very frightening for those in Tamil Nadu, some districts in the state have been relaxed from the curfew where everything has come back to normal.
Read More to learn about the relaxations in Tamil Nadu and how this can have a negative impact on the people.
The curfew in Chennai has been lifted after the 17-day curfew that was announced in June. 4 districts including Chennai was lifted yesterday where butcher and coffee shops opened yesterday morning.
Looking at ways of transportation, autos/rickshaws and taxis started running yesterday which has led to congested traffic once again due to the heavy flow of vehicles across the city.
Although the people’s mindset has come back to normal, the spread of the virus doesn’t seem to calm down in the near future.
As for Tamil Nadu, the impact of the coronavirus in Chennai and surrounding districts is still spreading at lightning speed. Awareness among people has been intensified to control the virus along with many different safety precautions when people are out in the public.
What Has Been Done To Fight Against The Virus?
To curb this virus, a full curfew has been issued only at the epicenters of Tamil Nadu. This includes 4 a few districts in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, and Chengalpattu.
From June 19th, the local police have been working on restricting the entire population. This task has been somewhat easy since the people didn’t have any reason to come out of their homes.
With the closure of all the shops, the movement of the people was greatly reduced. This made the job of researchers much easier as they were able to track the areas with the highest number of infections. Then, they made sure to send field workers engaged in the prevention of the disease to contain the spread.
Why Lift The Curfew?
The spread of the coronavirus has been quite unpredictable in recent days where the epicenters have been changing among districts in Chennai. Following this, Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy has announced the relaxation of various restrictions.
This led to the entire curfew in 4 districts including Chennai come to an end. These relaxations went into effect yesterday morning.
What Are The New Rules?
All stores will be open from 6am to 6pm. Restaurants will be open from 6am to 9pm. However, only take-outs will be provided.
Taxis and autos have been operating since morning where 3 passengers are allowed in a taxi and 2 in an auto.
Employees started working early in the morning because businesses are able to operate from 10am to 6pm. Factories can run with 100% of their employees.
Since yesterday morning, saloons and beauty salons can operate without AC.
As curfews have loomed over the past 17 days, the main roads that were previously disabled have now been opened. This resulted in heavy congestion on the Chennai roads.
Unfortunately, the police were not on these main roads yesterday to control the traffic which led to huge jams that people would see on normal days. In order to combat this, the traffic police have operated automatic signals and try to keep the roads clear as much as possible.
Although the coronavirus doesn’t seem to stop at the moment, the people in Chennai believe that this pandemic has been somewhat solved as they have begun to return to their normal life.
If you have any questions/thoughts about relaxations on the curfew or if you just had something to say, feel free to leave them down in the comment section below and I will get back to you ASAP.
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