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Tamil Nadu likely to ease curbs in selective sectors

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 19, 2020, 1:44 pm IST
Updated Apr 19, 2020, 1:44 pm IST
Workers spray disinfectant on a building. (PTI)
 Workers spray disinfectant on a building. (PTI)

Chennai: As the revised guidelines for extended lockdown come into force from Monday, Tamil Nadu government is expected to take a decision on easing curbs on specified industries in the state after perusing a report of an expert committee to be submitted to it.

The report was expected on Monday and the existing curbs will continue till a decision was taken, the state government said.

The panel was set up after the Centre, while issuing the revised guidelines on April 15 for the second phase of the lockdown, asked the states to decide on the industries and other services that could operate, it said on Sunday.

The committee, which held a meeting, will submit on Monday its report to chief minister K Palaniswami who will take a decision on relaxing the curbs after scrutinising the recommendations, an official release here said.

"The curbs in force will continue to be on till such a time the government issues orders," the release said.

Agriculture, construction, Information Technology and industrial units in the SEZs and rural areas are among some sectors where the lockdown restrictions will be eased with safeguards from April 20, according to Union Home Ministry.

The guidelines were issued a day after prime minister Narendra Modi's announcement on April 14 extending the three-week lockdown for another 19 days till May 3 to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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