Chennai, April 11 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami not to delay the decision on extending the lockdown period to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

He also said the “one nation, one corona and one procurement” policy should be avoided as it delays the measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

In a letter to Palaniswami, Stalin, the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, said there should be enough time for the people to mentally prepare for the lockdown extension.

Demanding adequate protective equipment for the medical professionals treating Covid-19 patients, Stalin also said the government should give a special assistance of Rs 5,000 to the poor and also rice, oil, pulses and other essential items free of cost.

Stalin also said that face masks and sanitisers should also be provided to the people free of charge.

–IANS

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