On Saturday, Tamil Nadu CM M.K. Stalin said that circumstances are demanding the lockdown to be extended which is due to end on the morning of 24th May.
He mentioned that, in meeting with experts, he has been recommended to extend the lockdown without relaxations. He also says that he received similar views when he toured in the districts.
The reason behind providing no relaxation was people’s reaction to it. He says that some people took advantage when government announced relaxations. People were roaming around the streets as if it is not lockdown but a holiday.
“The lockdown was announced for the benefit of people and to save their lives. A lot of people have died and their deaths have raised question marks over the future of their families. There is a fear in the speech of people, but their actions have not reflected it,” he said.
Because people do not heed to the police advising people to not violate the relaxations, he says they have roped in film personalities to create awareness.
“Though students would enjoy their holidays, now holidays have become a pain. The pandemic has caused depression among students. We have to secure their education and future,” he further said.
Talking about disturbed supply of oxygen from Odisha because of heavy rain there, Mr Stalin says, “We have asked Maharashtra to send oxygen and I have written a letter to the Chief Minister of the State. We also sought over 900 metric tonne oxygen from the Centre and my letter was handed over to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal by DMK Parliamentary Party leader T.R. Baalu,” Tamil Nadu CM M.K. StalinSource- The Hindu