Tamil Nadu to open schools, colleges from November 16

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The safety rules to be followed include the use of face masks and hand sanitisers in public spaces, social distancing and thermal scans to check body temperature.

 

Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that classes 9 and above in schools along with colleges will be allowed to reopen from November 16 with COVID-19 safety norms. 

Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami made an announcement to this effect after meetings with district collectors and health experts. The meetings were held on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the new rules will not apply to containment zones.

According to the government order, theatres can reopen a week before that with 50 per cent occupancy. 

Besides, zoos, amusement and entertainment parks and museums will also be allowed from November 10, relaxing the lockdown that has been in place since March.

As per the report, religious, community and cultural gatherings will be allowed from November 16 as well.

According to the government order, Gyms can allow people up to 60-year-old from Sunday against up to 50-year-olds now. Weddings and funerals can have as many as 100 guests.

The state government also increased the limit on crew members at a film or TV set from 100 to 150. 

The safety rules to be followed include the use of face masks and hand sanitisers in public spaces, social distancing and thermal scans to check body temperature.

As per the government order, swimming pools, beaches and tourist places will continue to be out of bounds for people.

E-registration will continue for those coming from other states, except Puducherry, and those travelling to tourist sites like Ooty, Kodaikanal and Yercaud.

Suburban trains will be allowed to resume as per the central government's decision. Restaurants were permitted to run till 9 PM and takeaways till 10 PM.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 23,532 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

 

With inputs from Agency

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