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Spiraling Covid 19 cases: TN for new restrictions

Chennai, April 8(BPNS)

Tamil Nadu government has brought in a series of measures to restrict the surge in Covid cases after there is a hike in the cases.  The measures include banning of religious events from April 10 onwards.

E Pass will continue to be implemented for those travelling from other states and countries and Public worship will be permitted till 8pm only.

Total lockdown will be implemented in containment zones without any relaxations across the state. Retail outlets in Koyambedu wholesale vegetable and fruit markets will be closed. Vegetable and Fruit markets will remain closed across  Tamil Nadu.

Passengers will not be allow to travel by standing in long distance buses for Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The commuters will not be allowd to stand in private buses within the Chennai limits also.

Restaurants and Tea Shops will be allowed to function with 50 percent of its allowed strength. Restaurants will be allowed to function till 11 pm daily.

Museums, Entertainment parks/ amusement parks, conference halls ,zoological parks will be permitted with 50% capacity. Marriage events will be permitted with a maximum ceiling of 100 people and fifty people will be allowed at the funerals.

Sports stadiums and playgrounds will be permitted with no audience and sports training will be permitted in swimming pools. Business to business will be allowed in exhibition halls.

Cabs and Taxis will have only three passengers other than the driver and two passengers other than the driver will be permitted in autorikshaws.