Puducherry Govt is ready to gradually loosen curfew: CM Narayanasamy

South India

In a Cabinet meeting he chaired on Wednesday, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy opined that it would not be possible to implement the entire curfew in the Union Territory and that the government is ready to gradually lift restrictions.


According to ANI, in a telephonic conversation with Union Finance Minister Jeetendra Singh, Narayanasamy discussed the state's position and the relaxation of the restrictions after May 3. 

"The implementation of the entire curfew is not possible and the government is ready to gradually loosen the curfew. The government's position will be announced after the cabinet meeting”, CM said.

During the meeting, CM informed that in Puducherry, only three people are currently being treated for coronavirus.

 "Since the central government has given permission that people of Puducherry stranded elsewhere can return, the Puducherry government will make travel arrangements for them, so that they can travel on their own," he said.

The Chief Minister has also decided to provide 10 kg of rice for three months to the people above the poverty line excluding the income taxpayers and civil servants. 

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 33,050. The number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 1,074.

The total number of active cases in the country is 23,651. Meanwhile 8,325 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.


With inputs from ANI

Image credit: Rajya Sabha TV

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