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Chennai administration warns bars of stern action if found violating Covid protocols

Chennai, April 26(BPNS)

The Chennai district collector has warned of strict action against private licensed bars if they violate the closure order issued by the government.

The Tamil Nadu government has on Saturday issued orders that all private bars should remain shut from Monday. This was as part of the efforts to control the rise in the number of Covid cases in the state. Malls, Restaurants big shopping complexes are all to remain closed from Monday onwards in the city.

Tamil Nadu has witnessed a strong lockdown on Sunday with all the TASMAC liquor outlets, shops and establishments remaining shut.

The district collector ordered that all clubs holding FL2 license and hotels attached with bars having FL3 licenses have to remain shut from Monday onwards.

Chennai has a total of 174 standalone bars, pubs and bars in star hotels.

With active cases crossing 1 lakh in Tamil Nadu the state government has gone for stringent measures including Sunday lockdowns and as the Chennai region comprising Chennai, Chengalpet and Thiruvallur districts accounting for around 50% of the total active cases, the district administration has to take strict measures.