Since Coimbatore district has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases and in a bid to curb the rise, Coimbatore district collector K Rajamani announced on Friday that there will be a complete lockdown in the district from 5 pm on July 25 till 6 am on July 27.
“In this lockdown period, only essential services like health care, milk distribution, electricity will be allowed. Uzhavar sandhai (Farmer’s Shandy), trade or other firms, grocery stores, fish stall, flower market, meat shops, tasmac liquor outlets will remain closed,” the statement read.
Yet, the services of Frontline warriors- Police officers, Health and Family Welfare department, Revenue and Disaster Management department and local municipal staff members will be allowed to function as usual.
Tamil Nadu recorded its highest single-day count for the second consecutive day with 6,785 fresh cases reported in the state on Friday. With this, the state Covid-19 tally has risen to 1,99,749. Among these, Chennai reported 1299 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 92,206. While the Coimbatore district registered 189 new cases on Friday taking the toll to 1275 cases under treatment. Overall the district has reported 2966 positive cases so far.
Tamil Nadu recorded 88 deaths on Friday, putting the state toll at 3320. 82 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.