Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 12, dinning in restaurant is allowed

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By: Rajat Shaw

Last Update: 2021-07-02 22:21:15 IST

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Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 12, dinning in restaurant is allowed Cinema hall, theatres, swimming pools, schools, colleges, and zoos continue to remain shut along with any political and social gathering is prohibited

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 12, dinning in restaurant is allowed

Cinema hall, theatres, swimming pools, schools, colleges, and zoos continue to remain shut along with any political and social gathering is prohibited

Sticking to its slow and steady approach in releasing covid restrictions, the Tamil Nadu government today, extended the lockdown by a week, till July 12. The government has provided several relaxations in curbs across all districts.

Restaurants in the state are allowed to serve dine-in with 50% capacity, but they are strictly advised to follow the covid protocols to the T. hotels, lodges, and guesthouses, too can function.

Amusement parks are also allowed to open with 50% of their capacity and ensure that covid SOPs are followed strictly.

The state government has divided the 38 districts into three categories to monitor the covid situations. The first category has 11 hotspot districts, the second has 23 districts with lower active cases and the third has 4 districts, including Chennai where the situation has significantly improved.

Earlier the government has only removed restrictions from group II and III but now the relaxations are placed all over the state. Offices in the IT and It-enabled sectors can now function with 50% attendance. Buses can operate within and between districts with 50% passengers of the seating capacity. Use of air-conditioners in buses remain prohibited.

The government has removed the requirement of e-passes for inter-district travel. Cinema hall, theatres, swimming pools, schools, colleges, and zoos continue to remain shut along with any political and social gathering is prohibited.

Research scholars, those pursuing MPhil and PhD courses, can visit their campus for educational work and research. Weddings and funerals are allowed in all districts with 50 guests for wedding and not more than 20 in funeral.

The government have decided to give the relaxations as the daily case count in the state have remained below the 5,000 mark over the past few weeks.

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