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Places of worship not open to public on Jan 13 to 18  in TN, Lockdown on Jan 16

- January 11, 2022

Chennai, Jan 11 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu government announced on Monday that the general public will not be allowed entry to places of worship in the state from January 14th to 18th in view of the mounting Covid -19 cases. The state will have a complete lockdown on January 16th (Sunday). However essential services will be exempted from the lockdown, a statement from the state government said.

Passengers will be allowed only up to 75% of the seating capacity in buses and the present Covid restrictions will continue in the state till January 31.

Tamil Nadu had reported 13,958 fresh Covid -19 positive cases on Monday and the number of active cases in the state stood at 62, 767. The state health minister Ma Subramanian had told the people of the state to be on guard and to celebrate festivals at home as the third wave has already commenced in the state.

The precautionary dose vaccine for the health care workers, frontline workers, and senior citizens above 60 years of age with comorbidities had also begun in the state on Monday with the Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin inaugurating.