COVID-19: Tamil Nadu introduces new restrictions – know what’s allowed, what’s not

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As COVID-19 cases increase in the state, the Tamil Nadu government, like many other state governments, announced a series of restrictions on Thursday, including a ban on religious events from April 10.

On the one hand, Tamil Nadu’s health department and civic authorities have stepped up testing to detect cases, on the other hand, they are educating people to get vaccinated without fail.

Health workers started knocking on the door again to scan residents in addition to checking to see if people took the photos.

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Tamil Nadu saw 986 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the number to 9,11,110, while the toll rose to 12,821 with 17 more deaths, the health ministry said.

Some of the restrictions imposed

Ban on religious gatherings and festivals from April 10.

Public worship will only be permitted in religious places until 8 p.m.

Full lockdown will be enforced without easing containment zones across the state.

The e-pass will continue to be implemented for those traveling from other states and countries.

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Passengers will not be allowed to stand and travel on government and private buses.

Restrictions imposed on small traders in the Koyambedu market in Chennai from April 10.

Only 50% of customers are allowed in vegetable and grocery stores, tea rooms, restaurants, department stores, large showrooms, shopping malls, etc.

State stores are only allowed to operate until 11 p.m.

Only 50% occupancy allowed in leisure clubs, amusement parks, etc.

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Multiplex, cinemas can only allow 50% occupancy.

Only 200 people are allowed to participate in educational, political, social, cultural, indoor sports, etc. meetings / events.

100 people authorized for weddings and 50 for funerals.

No audience is allowed for sporting events in the stadiums.

Only three people are allowed to travel by taxi and two by car.

TV series and film shoots will be allowed, but management should ensure that the crew and cast receive RT-PCR testing.

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