Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown till October 31 with some more relaxations

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday evening announced the extension of lockdown in state till October 31. There will be more relaxations from before in the new phase of lockdown.

However, chief minster Edappadi K. Palaniswami assured further relaxations in the next phase of the lockdown and will concentrate mostly on containment zones. Essential items and all the relaxations already announced under the state’s unlock guidlines will be in place.

Under the new guidelines, hotels will be allowed to function from 6 am to 9pm. Parcel services will now be permitted till 10 pm.

Moreover, film shootings can resume with 100 people.

Flight services at Chennai airport to be increased from 50 to 100 from first of October.

The ban on suburban electric train traffic will continue.

The circular of School Education dept allowing students of class 10, 11 and 12 to go to schools on voluntary basis to take guidance from teachers have been put on hold.

However, theatres, amusement parks, swimming pools, beaches and other social gatherings will continue to remain shut.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 5,589 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 5,86,397, while the death toll mounted to 9,383 with 70 fatalities.

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