May 18 saw the highest number of Covid cases in Tamil Nadu since last March. With over 33k positive cases in one day, the state also recorded 364 casualties in a 24 hour time period. Therefore, in order to limit the spread of coronavirus, Chennai has declared e-registration for movement within the city.
The government has made it mandatory for people to obtain an e-pass between police station limits. This applies only to morning between 6 am and 10 am when people go out to buy essentials and restrictions during these hours are fewer.
According to The Indian Express report, there will be 13 vehicle checkpoints at the district borders areas. An additional 153 checkpoints will take care of important police limits and junctions. People from Chennai are not permitted to travel for any reason without e-registration except if there’s a medical emergency.
In other news, Chennai has introduced a fine of Rs. 2000 for Covid positive patients in isolation who violate quarantine rules. Those who pay the fine and violate the rules for a second time will be admitted to a Covid Care Centre.