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Tamil Nadu Announces Complete Lockdown On Sunday Amid COVID-19 Surge

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Mumbai: The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a complete lockdown in the state on January 23 (Sunday), amid rising cases of COVID-19. The lockdown will begin at 10 pm on Saturday and remain in place till 5 am on Monday. Also Read: Kerala Imposes Sunday Curfew For 2 Weeks As Its COVID Cases Reach All-time High

The government announced that only essential services would be allowed to function during the lockdown.

Tamil Nadu had imposed a complete lockdown every Sunday from January 9, when coronavirus infections started increasing rapidly in the state. Also Read: Delhi Govt’s Proposal To Lift Weekend COVID-19 Curfew Rejected By LG

Meanwhile, there is a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am on all days.

According to the latest health bulletin data, 28,561 new cases and 39 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours.

The state’s active tally has touched 1,79,205, while the total cases have crossed the 30 lakh mark.

Capital Chennai reported the highest number of fresh cases despite a decline with 7,520 infections, followed by Coimbatore at 3,390 and Chengalpet at 2,196.

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