Chennai lockdown

COVID-19: As volunteers go back to their previous jobs, senior citizens in Chennai left in a lurch

Most of the senior citizens are now dependant on their relatives and extended families for help.

published on : 8th October 2020

Despite Centre easing norms, no public access to Chennai beaches till October 31

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

published on : 5th October 2020

Consider reopening Marina Beach for public, Madras High Court tells Tamil Nadu govt

The court wondered why the beach should not be opened completely when other sectors have been opened up as the lockdown was eased

published on : 29th September 2020

Virus versus Venom: Snake catchers in Tamil Nadu face lockdown woes

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

published on : 29th September 2020

Lockdown effect: Excessive drinking puts Tamil Nadu men in 'alcohol induced psychosis'

Left with no other option, several people had been abstinent from alcohol for a considerable period of time during the lockdown.

published on : 2nd September 2020

Unlock 4.0: Buses back on Chennai's roads but turnout low, parks wear deserted look

Many parks visited by The New Indian Express did not follow any of the standard operating procedures released by the Revenue Department

published on : 1st September 2020

MTC buses to be operated only within Chennai police limits in bid to prevent congestion

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

published on : 31st August 2020

Modest turnout on Tasmac reopening day in Chennai, docs say it's high-risk move in COVID times

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.

published on : 18th August 2020

Chennai residents urge Palaniswami government to subsidise power bills

Consumers lament that they faced severe hardships when forced to pay accumulated electricity bills during the lockdown period.

published on : 17th August 2020

As part of Unlock 3.0, liquor shops to reopen in Chennai from Tuesday

Each TASMAC outlet will issue 500 coupons per day and hence, only 500 customers can make purchases from a shop.

published on : 16th August 2020

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. 

published on : 10th August 2020

Version 7.0: Tamil Nadu government extends COVID-19 lockdown till August 31

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.

published on : 30th July 2020

With mounting debts, fiscal commitments, survival continues to be at stake for Tamil Nadu hoteliers

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.

published on : 27th July 2020

COVID-19: Tamil Nadu on pause mode on last Sunday lockdown in July

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.

published on : 26th July 2020

Abandoned elderly couple kill selves in Chennai

Assistance for those having suicidal thoughts is available on Tamil Nadu’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.

published on : 23rd July 2020
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