Tamil Nadu Lockdown News: Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till July 12 with uniform relaxations in all districts; e-pass revoked for inter-district travel | Chennai News – Times of India
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Tamil Nadu Lockdown News: Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till July 12 with uniform relaxations in all districts; e-pass revoked for inter-district travel | Chennai News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced extending lockdown by one week ending 6am of July 12 with uniform relaxations in all districts starting July 5. In addition to the already announced relaxations, the government announced some more relaxations.
E-pass/e-registration will be revoked for inter-district travel. But inter-state private and bus transport, international air-travel except the ones allowed by the Union home ministry, cinema theatres, bars, swimming pools, social and political meetings where the public participate, entertainment, sports and cultural events, schools and colleges and zoological parks remain prohibited.
“Considering the livelihood and essential needs of the people, and the economy of the state, all the districts will have uniform relaxations from July 5. The previous relaxations will continue to remain in the rest of the state, except the containment zones. All shops that were permitted earlier to operate until 7pm will be allowed till 8pm,” chief minister M K Stalin said in a statement.
Dine-in facility is allowed in hotels, restaurants, bakeries, lodging houses between 6am and 8pm with adequate ventilation. Only 50% will be allowed at a time following standard operating procedure. Tea shops will be permitted to function subject to 50% seating capacity.
The business to business exhibitions will be permitted and invitees will alone be permitted. The organisers and the staff members of the outlets should take either two doses of vaccine or RT-PCR test.
Gyms, sports and dine-in areas will be permitted in clubs following Covid protocols.
IT/ITES will be allowed with 50% workforce.
Hotels and lodges, guest houses will be allowed, but only 50% of customers will be permitted in the dormitories.
Museums, archaeological monuments and excavation sites will be kept open between 10am and 5pm.
Gymnasiums and yoga centres will be allowed with 50% customers at a time.
Tasmac outlets will be permitted between 10am and 8pm.
All places of worship will be allowed following Covid norms. Festivals and consecration ceremonies are disallowed.
All textile and jewellery showrooms will be permitted to have 50% customers at a time.
Shopping complexes/malls will be allowed to function between 9am and 8pm. Dine-in areas can have only 50% capacity. Cinema theatres and game centres disallowed.
Inter and intra district public bus transport will be allowed without air-conditioning facility and 50% seating capacity.
SRF/JRF, M.Phil., Phd scholars will be permitted for their project work in respective colleges and Universities. Colleges and universities will be allowed only for these scholars.
Anna Institute of Management, centres and institutes like State Institute of Rural Development will be allowed with 50% trainees.
Entertainment/amusement parks will be permitted with 50% customers at a time. The management will have to ensure adherence to wearing masks and sanitisers. Sports in open places will alone be allowed. Water sports are disallowed.
In all the permitted shops and public gathering places, hand sanitizer and dispenser should be compulsorily kept, and people screened using thermal screeners.
The management should ensure the staff wear masks.
Adequate ventilation should be ensured in places where air-conditioning facilities are available. Entry should be restricted to maintain social distancing.
Marking should be drawn for the customers to maintain physical distance when they stand in queue in front of shops.
A maximum of 50 persons will be allowed in marriage events, and 20 persons at funerals/last rites.
Continuing fight
Testing, tracking, treating, vaccinating and Covid-19 appropriate behaviour principles will be strictly followed.
District collectors and local bodies should take up intensive preventive measures through micro level containment zones.
Containment zones
Following containment measures should be strictly adhered to in the containment zones.
No activities other than essential services like medical and essential commodities will be allowed.
Committees should be set up and aggressive door-to-door monitoring should be done.
The respective departments should follow the standard operating procedures for the permitted activities.
“To contain the spread, I urge the people to avoid stepping out and crowding,” the chief minister said, requesting people to wear masks, maintain social distance and wash hands frequently with soap and sanitisers and approach the nearby hospitals when they come to know of the symptoms. Imposition of fine against the violators will remain. The public should support the government to put an end to the infectious disease, he said.

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