Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shanmugam holds meeting on reopening of religious places

South India

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shanmugam and DGP JK Tripathi on Wednesday held a meeting with religious leaders over re-opening of religious places in the state.


The meeting was conducted after the Centre allowed re-opening of religious places from June 8. As many as 34 religious leaders were invited for the meeting.

Chief Secretary took note of all suggestions provided by the religious leaders for the re-opening of religious places in Tamil Nadu.

All the religious places of worship were closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown that was in place since March 24.

The Centre on Saturday issued a detailed guidelines for lockdown 5.0 Unlock 1.0. 

It has allowed the opening of religious places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, shopping malls from June 8. There will be, however, no relaxation in Containment zones till June 30.

On April 3, the Chief Secretary held detailed discussions with representatives of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jains and Sikhs on the closure of places of worship and the measures to be taken to fight the virus unitedly. 

A total of 1,286 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 25,872 in the state.

With inputs from ANI

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