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Madras High Court suggests complete lockdown in TN and Puducherry on May 1 and 2

Chennai, April 26(BPNS)

Madras high court on Monday suggested complete lockdown in  Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on May 1 and May 2. The first bench of the high court of Chief justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said that the vehicles required for counting purposes and emergency services only be allowed on these two days.

The bench said that appropriate announcements must be made well in advance at least by April 28 so that ordinary citizens are equipped with their weekend purchases.

The court made the observation while hearing a suo motu plea initiated by the court to check the preparedness of the state and the availability of Oxygen, Ventilators, beds and medicines required to handle the second wave of Covid -19.