People stay indoors during Sunday lockdown across districts

Except for a few vehicles on the roads, most of the people remained indoors as the second complete lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 passed off peacefully here on Sunday.

Most of the roads had a deserted look as city police maintained tight vigil at 14 check posts and at important junctions. Over 1,100 police personnel were on duty from 10 p.m. on Saturday to ensure complete lockdown while vehicles carrying essentials were allowed. Additional police personnel were posted at the inter-State check posts and vehicles moving without a valid reason were sent back. Corporation officials also inspected market areas and residential areas to ensure that all shops remain closed for the day.

In Salem, all the major roads and flyovers wore a deserted look as check points were established across the city. Since only take-away services were allowed in hotels and restaurants. Only milk booths and milk delivery services functioned for the day as most of the people stayed indoors.

In Krishnagiri, all shops remain closed and roads, including the national highways also wore a deserted look. At the inter-State border with Karnataka at Zuzuwadi check post, vehicles from Bengaluru were checked and allowed to enter. People heading to railway stations were asked to produce a copy of their tickets with which they were allowed to continue their trip. Only pharmacies and petrol bunks remained open as the lockdown was total in the district.

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