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Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till 30 April

Chief Minister K Palaniswami Monday said the move was in accordance with the recommendations of medical and public health experts.

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Chennai: Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday announced extension of lockdown in Tamil Nadu till April 30 and said the move was in accordance with the recommendations of medical and public health experts.

Palaniswami, pointing out that he favoured prolonging the curbs till the end of this month in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi held on Saturday, said several other State chief ministers too batted for extending the restrictions.

Based on the deliberations in a meeting with the Prime Minister and in tune with the recommendations of an expert committee, public health experts and the World Health Organisation, and as per a Cabinet decision, the “lockdown is extended till April 30 as per CrPc and the Disaster Management Act 2005.


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