Chennai, Sep 29: Even as the Central government is preparing to announce Unlock 5 guidelines which will come into effect from October 1, the Tamil Nadu government announced on Tuesday that the Covid-19 lockdown in the state will continue till October 31.
Here is what's allowed and what still remains closed:
- Educational institutions to remain closed.
- The ban on suburban electric train traffic will continue
- The number of domestic flights to land at Chennai airport to be 100 a day.
- Cinema shootings with a maximum of 100 people at a time permitted.
- Under the new guidelines, hotels will be allowed to function from 6 am to 9pm.
- Parcel services will also be permitted till 10 pm.
- The ban will continues for theaters, swimming pools, amusement parks, beaches, zoos, museums, tourist sites
- As per the government, the circular allowing students of class 10 and class 12 to go to schools on voluntary basis has been put on hold. A final decision will be taken after recommendations of the medical committee.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister K Palaniswami asked district collectors to step up efforts to reduce the COVID-19 mortality rate in Tamil Nadu.
PTI reported that the chief minister said this while addressing a COVID-19 review meeting of district collectors through a virtual link from the secretariat.