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Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown till August 31, total lockdown on all Sundays - check what's allowed

The Tamil Nadu Government has extended the prevailing lockdown across the state, until 31st August with a few relaxations.

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Amid the consistent increase in COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks, the Tamil Nadu Government has extended the prevailing lockdown across the state, until 31st August with a few relaxations. However, on all Sundays in August the state will follow a complete lockdown with only government and allied essential services functioning. 

As on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu has seen a total of 2,34,114 Covid-19 cases of which 1,72,883 have recovered, 57,490 are active and 3741 have succumbed. 

Over the last week, Tamil Nadu has been nearing 7,000 daily cases on a few days. While the capital city Chennai has seen a significant dip in cases when compared to May and June, several other districts in the states are seeing spikes at present. 

Here’s a guide on what’s open and what isn’t

Relaxations:

  • Companies can work with 75 per cent staff
  • Dine-in at 50 per cent capacity in hotels from 6 am to 7 pm
  • Hotels can be open for takeaway from 6 am to 9 pm
  • Vegetable, grocery shops from 6 am to 7 pm
  • All kinds of goods can be delivered by e-commerce firms 
  • Small temples/places of worship that receive less than Rs.10,000 per year can be open in areas outside cities
  • Govt issued e-pass is a must for travelling to/from other districts and states.

What remains closed:

  • All Places of worship in cities 
  • All kinds of religious gathering
  • Tourist places 
  • Resorts and hotels that offer accommodation
  • Metro and electric trains
  • All education, training and research institutions
  • Shopping malls, beaches, zoo, museum and other tourist places
  • Bars, swimming pools, cinema halls
  • All kinds of rallies or events 
  • Bus services within the state boundaries and bus services between states (both public and private)
  • Limited Flight and train services will continue as per current norms

 

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