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TN announces lockdown; district borders to be shut to combat

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Tamil Nadu will be under a lockdown till March 31 from 6 PM on Tuesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus and CrPC section 144 will be invoked for its implementation, Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced.

Making a statement in the assembly on Monday, he said that barring essential and emergency services, public and private transportation will not function.

The announcement came a day after the COVID-19 cases in the state rose to nine.

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First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 15:34 IST