Spike in Covid-19 cases: Tamil Nadu announces full lockdown on Sundays, night curfew and other curbs – Times of India

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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced several restrictions — including imposition of full lockdown on Sunday (Jan 9), night curfew from 10pm to 5am (starting Jan 6) and a ban on entry of people to places of worship on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — to reduce the transmission of Covid-19.
In an order, the government said no physical classes would be allowed for classes I-IX students. Offline classes will continue for students in classes X, XI and XII.
Barring medical colleges, all other colleges in the state will remain closed till Jan 20. This will be considered study holidays ahead of the upcoming exams.
Training and coaching centres are not allowed to function.
Crèches, nurseries are not allowed to function.
Exhibition and book fairs have been postponed.
Only 50% occupancy in buses and metro trains.
All festivals and functions organised by the government for Pongal are postponed.
Entertainment/amusement parks will be closed.
Only walking will be permitted on beaches.
Veggies and fish stalls will be set up in several places to avoid overcrowding
Employees of service centres such as shops, private organisations, banks, commercial establishments and theatre must be double vaccinated.
Restaurants, eateries and jewellery and textile shops can work with 50% occupancy.
There can be 100 participants at weddings and 50 at funerals.
Clubs, gyms, hotels, theatres, multiplex, beauty parlour, salons can have only 50% occupancy.
Sporting events will be permitted on open grounds with adequate precautions. 50% audience will be permitted in closed stadiums
Night curfew and on Sunday lockdown
All restaurants, eateries and commercial establishments must remain closed during night curfew and on Sunday. But takeaway services can continue.
Essential services such as inter-state public transport, including private transport, are allowed as long as they follow standard protocols.
Exemptions have been given for milk vans, truck carrying essentials, petrol, diesel and LPG vehicles can work. ATM rooms can remain open.
Medical and ambulance services, newspapers, medical shops and hospitals are allowed to function. Staff of IT companies have been advised to work from home.
On Sunday, there will be no metro rail service or public transport. Hotels are allowed to offer only parcel services from 7am to 10pm. Air or rail passengers can go to the airport/railway stations as long as they have a copy of their tickets
Staff of all government and local administration must be double vaccinated. Certificates must be submitted to the government.
Staff and owners of shops, malls, salons, banks and others must be double vaccinated. Certificates must be submitted to the government.
Drivers and conductors should have been double vaccinated.

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