Most of the senior citizens are now dependant on their relatives and extended families for help.
Though the Centre's unlock 5.0 includes parks and beaches, additional advocate general S R Rajagopal said that the decision to open them was left to the wisdom of the state government concerned
The court wondered why the beach should not be opened completely when other sectors have been opened up as the lockdown was eased
With snakes slithering out and snake catchers locked in, the business of venom extraction was brought to a complete halt,denying the basic needs of livelihood to the Irula community.Naaz Ghani reports
Left with no other option, several people had been abstinent from alcohol for a considerable period of time during the lockdown.
Many parks visited by The New Indian Express did not follow any of the standard operating procedures released by the Revenue Department
Commuters plying to Kovalam, Mamallapuram, Siruseri, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu and Guduvanchery will have to get down at the border bus stands in Chennai police limits and board another bus
In stray incidents, a few women in Ekkatuthangal and Anna Nagar staged protests against the opening of Tasmac shops during the pandemic. Police officials had to pacify the protesters.
Consumers lament that they faced severe hardships when forced to pay accumulated electricity bills during the lockdown period.
Each TASMAC outlet will issue 500 coupons per day and hence, only 500 customers can make purchases from a shop.
Lockdown woes: Fired from teaching job, this single mom has no option but to stop her son’s education
After losing her job in April, Nisha discontinued her son’s studies at a crucial stage (ninth standard) and her landlord has been forcing her to vacate the house since she is unable to pay rent.
While dine-in services are allowed in 50 per cent of the seats in restaurants and tea shops between 6 am and 7 pm in Chennai, public worship is allowed in small places of worship for rest of state.
Hotels in Chennai and those in the tier-II and III cities which offer takeaway menus, find the response from the people to be slow and unprofitable, owing to the pandemic.
Health care services were open, sanitary workers continued their clean up work, and personnel of civic bodies conducted door-to-door surveys to detect people with flu like symptom.
Assistance for those having suicidal thoughts is available on Tamil Nadu’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.