The government of Tamil Nadu on Saturday has announced further restrictions. While the state is already in partial lockdown, including night curfew and full lockdown on Sundays, the new restrictions will come into effect from April 26.
According to the fresh curbs, cinema theatres, shopping malls, gyms, convention halls, bars, auditoriums, recreation centres and bigger stores will remain shut on all days. The announcements come in the wake of an uncontrolled surge of COVID cases across the state.
While there is a shortage of oxygen and beds in many hospitals, the government of Tamil Nadu has levied restrictions to bring the situation into control. The new restrictions as per the guidelines are as follows: Beauty parlours, spas, salons, barber shops, cinema halls, gyms, recreation clubs are not allowed in all corporations and municipalities.
Dining at hotels, restaurants, mess, tea stalls not allowed. No devotees allowed at religious places, only staff can perform rituals. Sports training academies are not allowed. The government has permitted e-commerce delivery and operations. Departmental stores and supermarkets will be allowed to operate with 50% crowds, without Air Conditioning Take away service allowed in restaurants/hotels/mess and tea shops.
Maximum 50 members are allowed to participate in marriage events, and 25 members for funerals and processions. IT and ITES companies are mandated to allow 50% of employees to work from home. The current restrictions including night curfew and Sunday lockdowns will stand good while the new guidelines will come into effect from Monday.