With some more relaxations, Tamil Nadu govt extends COVID-19 lockdown till October 31

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Chief minster Edappadi K. Palaniswami earlier assured further relaxations in the next phase of the lockdown and the guidelines will concentrate mostly on containment zones

 

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday extended COVID-19 lockdown till October 31 with some more relaxations. 

According to the new rules, hotels will be allowed to function from 6 am to 9pm. Parcel services will now be permitted till 10 pm. However, educational institutions will continue to remain closed. 

Essential items and all the relaxations already announced under the state's unlock guidlines will be in place.

Earlier, Chief minster Edappadi K. Palaniswami had assured further relaxations in the next phase of the lockdown and the guidelines will concentrate mostly on containment zones.

Under the new guidelines, film shootings can resume with 100 people. However, recreational places such as theatres, amusement parks, swimming pools, beaches, bug auditorium halls will continue to remain closed till October 31

As per the report, flight services at Chennai airport to be increased from 50 to 100 from first of October.

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 5,546 new cases of COVID-19 and 70 deaths, said the state health department. With the new cases, Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 tally has reached 5,91,943, including 5,36,209 recoveries and 9,453 deaths. At present, there are 46,281 active COVID-19 cases in the state.

 

With inputs from Agency

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