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Tamil Nadu extends Covid lockdown to July 12th


Tamil Nadu lockdown: South Indian state of Tamil Nadu became the latest in India to announce an extention of lockdown as the delta variant threatens a new wave of Covid.

West Bengal that went into full lockdown in June has extended the lockdown until July 15th in the wake of the new cases unfolding across the nation.

M.K. Stalin, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has stated that the lockdown will be extended with additional relaxations until July 12th.

The current curfew will be lifted on Monday. Yesterday, the Chief Minister met with government ministers and officials to discuss the Covid situation in the state, AIR reported.

According to an AIR correspondent, the state Covid cases have been steadily decreasing, despite the fact that 4,230 new covid cases were reported yesterday. A total of 97 people died as a result of Covid.

In the last 24 hours, the state has recorded 36,707 active cases. RT-PCR was used to test a total of one lakh 60 thousand 810 samples.

In all districts, the government has announced a unified regulation. Weddings are limited to 50 guests, while funerals are limited to 20.

Only participants who have taken two doses of the vaccination are permitted to attend business exhibitions.

Tamilnadu lockdown: what will be curbed and what will be allowed?

Dine-ins with 50% of customers is permitted from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at hotels, hostels, and restaurants without air conditioning.

E passes are not required for travel inside the state. All of the actions must be carried out in a Covid-like manner.

Public and private interstate transportation, schools, colleges, zoos, and theatres have all been shut down.

Worship centers, shopping malls, textile shops, and gyms are all permitted to remain open.

From July 5 onwards, retail outlets, stores, and other similar activities will be permitted to operate until 8 p.m., instead of 7 p.m.

Cinemas, bars, swimming pools, and zoos will also be closed until the 12th of July.

From July 5, hotels, lodges, and guest homes would be allowed to reopen with a 50 percent capacity between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Amusement parks and entertainment venues would be permitted to operate with a 50% guest capacity.

Tea stalls are also permitted to operate with a 50% capacity between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

State-run retail liquor establishments would be allowed to operate between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., rather than the previous 5 p.m. curfew.

The relaxations will take effect on July 5 and will be uniform throughout Tamil Nadu.

Debayan Paul
Debayan is a freelance digital reporter and Editor-in-chief of We The World Magazine. Contact:


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