Full lockdown in Tamil Nadu for two weeks from May 10



To overcome the situation in Corona, a complete lockdown has been announced for two weeks in Tamil Nadu. The lockdown will begin on May 10. The state has witnessed a steady increase in cases of corona infection in recent times. The situation in the states around Tamil Nadu is also bad and in Karnataka, a lockdown has been announced for two weeks in advance. 


The lockdown has been announced in Tamil Nadu when around 25,000 infections have been reported in the state every day. The number of active positive cases has also crossed 1 lakh 31 thousand. A day before, a new DMK government has been formed in the state and MK Stalin has become the Chief Minister. 


DMK President MK Stalin has sworn in as Chief Minister on Friday morning. There are about a dozen ministers who are handling this kind of responsibility for the first time. The alliance of DMK and UPA has performed brilliantly in the recently concluded Tamil Nadu assembly elections. It has won close to the two-thirds majority by winning 159 seats in the 232-seat assembly. The AIADMK and BJP alliance won only 75 seats. After becoming Chief Minister, Stalin has made controlling Corona his priority and has also announced a relief package for the poor. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has now announced the lockdown. 


However, how the situation of the state can be gauged from this, on Friday, 26,465 new cases came and 197 people died. With this, a total of 13,23,965 infection cases have been reported here so far. A total of 15,171 people have died in the state so far. The state capital Chennai recorded 6,738 new infection cases. A total of 3,77,042 cases have been registered in the city so far and 5,081 deaths have taken place. 


According to the central government, Tamil Nadu is one of the 12 states that currently has more than one lakh active corona cases.


Lockdown in Karnataka also from May 10

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has announced a full lockdown in the state by May 24, as the Corona infection intensifies and new daily cases continue to rise. Along with this, the government has warned that those who violate it will be dealt with severely.


B. s. Announcing the lockdown on Friday, the Yeddyurappa government said that the lockdown would remain from 6 am on May 10 to 6 am on May 25. 


The announcement comes at a time when 49,058 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Karnataka on Thursday. With this, the number of people infected so far has increased to 17,90,104.