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TN govt extends lockdown till Oct 31 with some more relaxations: Details here


Chennai, Sep 29: Even as the Central government is preparing to announce Unlock 5 guidelines which will come into effect from October 1, the Tamil Nadu government announced on Tuesday that the Covid-19 lockdown in the state will continue till October 31.

TN govt extends lockdown till Oct 31 with some more relaxations: Details here

What are the regulations for gatherings under Unlock 5.0?

Here is what's allowed and what still remains closed:

  • Educational institutions to remain closed.
  • The ban on suburban electric train traffic will continue
  • The number of domestic flights to land at Chennai airport to be 100 a day.
  • Cinema shootings with a maximum of 100 people at a time permitted.
  • Under the new guidelines, hotels will be allowed to function from 6 am to 9pm.
  • Parcel services will also be permitted till 10 pm.
  • The ban will continues for theaters, swimming pools, amusement parks, beaches, zoos, museums, tourist sites
  • As per the government, the circular allowing students of class 10 and class 12 to go to schools on voluntary basis has been put on hold. A final decision will be taken after recommendations of the medical committee.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister K Palaniswami asked district collectors to step up efforts to reduce the COVID-19 mortality rate in Tamil Nadu.

PTI reported that the chief minister said this while addressing a COVID-19 review meeting of district collectors through a virtual link from the secretariat.

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