Covid-19: Tamil Nadu will not face further lockdown, clarifies CM Palaniswami

  • | Friday | 10th July, 2020

Speaking to the reporters CM Palaniswami said the government is taking all measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Amid rumours of further lockdown after some states declared lockdowns again due to continuous increase in Covid-19 cases, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that there is no possibility of another lockdown in the state.

Speaking to the reporters CM Palaniswami said the government is taking all measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

He said though the number of cases has come down due to the lockdown, the government cannot extend it again as it has the responsibility to better the livelihood of the people. “Tamil Nadu has not entered the community transmission phase, people should co-operate with the government in this battle against COVID-19,” he said.

Tamil Nadu has seen a slight drop in the number of COVID-19 cases during the lockdown period and the recovery rate in the state rose to 57.85 per cent.

Palaniswami indicated that it was not feasible to indefinitely extend restrictions considering the economy and the livelihood of people.

“Livelihood is a very big challenge. The government has to see livelihood as well,” he said, adding that on the spread of the deadly virus has to be reined in while ensuring people’s livelihood opportunities do not get restrained.



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