Tamil Nadu Imposes Fresh Restrictions for 14 Days from Thursday to Curb Covid. Read Details Here

WHAT?

Tamil Nadu has announced fresh restrictions from May 6 to May 20 after recording over 20,000 fresh COVID cases for the past two days. In the new rules, govt and private office will have to operate in restricted capacity with 50% staff strength.

WHEN?

The new set of restrictions will come into force in Tamil Nadu on May 6 and will be implemented till May 20.

HOW?

1. Trains, Metro rail services, buses and taxis will ply with 50% passengers. Restaurants and tea stalls have been permitted to provide takeaways until 12 noon.

2. Standalone grocery and vegetable stores can function till 12 noon. However, essential item shops, medical shops and milk depots can function as usual.

3. Spas, gyms, malls, theatres and recreational centres to remain shut. All kinds of social, political, sports, educational, entertainment have been banned in this period while cinemas will also remain closed.

4. Only 20 people will be allowed to attend funerals.

5. Night lockdown from 10 pm to 4 am and complete lockdown on Sunday shall continue till May 20.

6. Fish, meat and poultry stalls will remain shut on Saturdays.

7. Continuous Process Industries and Industries Manufacturing Essential Commodities, besides telecom companies can continue to operate during the night curfew.