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TN may extend lockdown by a week after experts recommendation

Chennai, June 10(BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu government might extend the lockdown which is in force in the state by one more week. The Chief minister MK Stalin is likely to make an announcement on the same either on Thursday evening or Friday morning. The present lockdown is till June 14.

Chief Minister Stalin has conducted meeting of health officials and top bureaucrats on Thursday and experts in public health who were present in the meeting has recommended the government to extend the lockdown for one more week.

It is to be noted that 11 districts in Tamil Nadu have higher number of cases and in several rural areas of the state new clusters have formed giving a major headache to the state government.

Sources in the Public health department said that the experts have strongly urged the Chief minister to go for an extension of the lockdown which is to end on the morning of June 14.