The ruling AIADMK’s flagship Amma Canteens will present free meals for 12 days from Friday onwards in Chennai and three neighbouring districts the place the lockdown curbs are being tightened to forestall the unfold of COVID-19, Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami mentioned.
Meals can even be offered via neighborhood kitchens and residential delivered to pick out sections of the inhabitants, he mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.
Mr Palaniswami had on Monday declared that areas falling underneath Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts and underneath town police jurisdiction, the place the surge in COVID-19 instances stays unabated, will revert to stringent lockdown sans a number of relaxations from June 19 to June 30.
The 4 districts have the very best focus of coronavirus instances within the state, which has to this point reported over 50,000 infections.
On Thursday, E Palainiswami mentioned that Amma Canteens, a pet scheme of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and run by native our bodies, had given free meals in the course of the lockdown interval until Could 31 and introduced its extension in the course of the coming section.
The curbs will kick in from the midnight Thursday, he added.
The functioning of neighborhood kitchens, that are at current supplying meals freed from price to the needy, can be scaled up and they might house ship meals to the senior residents, apart from to care properties, he mentioned.
This association can be in place until June 30, the Chief Minister added.