Following a meeting with the medical experts in State, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced that intra-zonal travel will not be permitted from June 25 to 30 and only intra-district travel will be allowed.
To contain the spread and to restrict the movement of people across the State, the zonal system was implemented by the government during the fifth phase of lockdown, which began on June 1. However, this move was opposed by district Collectors due to frequent movement of patients across the zone, establishing contact with others outside their native districts.
“ If anyone needs to travel from one district to another, e-pass should be obtained. The rule will also be applicable for public transport as buses will be operated within the districts alone, from Thursday to June 30.
Rs 1,000 for all rice cardholders in Madurai
The Chief Minister also announced Rs 1,000 for all rice cardholders in Madurai, where complete lockdown has been implemented. He announced that Rs 1,000 will be distributed at doorsteps in Madurai from June 27.
CM to meet experts on Monday to decide on lockdown extension
Following his visit to Coimbatore and Tiruchy, the Chief Minister is scheduled to meet the 19-member medical experts team on Monday. Based on the recommendations of the medical expert team, a decision on extending complete lockdown after June 30 will be taken by the State.