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The lockdown will stay in place till June 30, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced on Monday.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2020 16:03 IST

 Medics check temperature of stranded migrant labourers queuing to board a special train to Madhya Pradesh from MGR Central railway station in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. File photo: Medics check temperature of stranded migrant labourers queuing to board a special train to Madhya Pradesh from MGR Central railway station in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (ANI)

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced ‘maximised restricted lockdown’ in areas of Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur districts from June 19 to 30 in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases.

The development comes at a time when Tamil Nadu is struggling with the rising number of Covid-19 cases. On Monday, Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally jumped to 44,661 with Chennai accounting for around 70 percent of the cases in the state.

Last week, CM said that capital city Chennai, which is also the largest in the state, is densely populated due to which the number of Covid-19 cases are more there.

Palaniswami also said there is no community transmission of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu and that the virus has been contained in most districts.

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