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COVID: Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown to another week Tamil Nadu lockdown
MK Stalin interacting with frontline workers/ credit: MK Stalin Facebook

COVID: Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown to another week

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Jul 2021, 11:38 pm

Chennai/IBNS: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday extended the anti-COVID lockdown by a week, till July 12, while relaxing several curbs across the state.

Restaurants in the state have now been allowed to serve dine-in customers with 50 per cent capacity and with adherence to Covid protocols.

Hotels, lodges and guesthouses have been given green signal to function.

Amusement parks have been given a go-ahead to open but can admit visitors up to a maximum of 50 per cent of their capacity and ensure that Covid SOPs are followed.

The state government has divided the 38 districts in the state into three categories to streamline its response to the pandemic.

The first category has 11 hotspot districts, the second has 23 districts with lower active case counts and the third has four districts, including Chennai, where the situation has significantly improved.

Offices in the IT and IT-enabled sectors can now function with 50 per cent attendance.

Buses have been permitted to operate within districts and between districts with the number of passengers capped at 50 per cent of seat capacity. Use of air-conditioners in buses remains prohibited.