Tamilnadu announces new COVID19 restrictions from 10th April

The Tamilnadu government has been forced to take action and introduce several new restrictions due to the steadily rising number of Coronavirus cases in the state. The new restrictions are coming into force on 10th April 2021.

  • International flight ban to continue except the flights allowed by Ministry of Home Affairs
  •  Festivals and religious events are not allowed
  •  Fruits and vegetable retail outlets in the Koyambedu market complex and at wholesale markets in all districts will be closed
  • Private and government buses plying between the districts and MTC buses running in Chennai will be operated only with seated passengers. No standing passengers will be allowed.
  • Buses plying between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will operate only with seated passengers, the order said.
  • Following the protocol, fruits and vegetable shops, grocery and all other stores, shopping malls, all retail showrooms, jewellery shops and big format stores will be allowed to operate only with 50% capacity at any point in time till 11 p.m.
  •  Restaurants and tea-shops with seating will be allowed to function only with 50% capacity at any point in time till 11 p.m. Restaurants will be allowed to provide parcel service till 11 p.m.
  • Religious places and places of worship shall be opened for public worship till 8 p.m. Essential rituals shall be permitted only with employees.
  • Recreation clubs can function only with 50% seating capacity.
  •  Entertainment and amusement parks, assembly halls, zoos, parks and museums can function only with 50% capacity.
  • Multiplexes, cinema halls in shopping malls, and standalone theatres will be allowed to function with 50% seating
  • Social, political, educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events at indoor venues will be allowed with a maximum of 200 persons.
  • Weddings can be conducted with a maximum of 100 guests and funeral processions with a maximum of 50 persons.
  • Sporting events at indoor and outdoor stadiums are allowed without spectators. Only sports training will be allowed at swimming pools in compliance with the protocol.
  • Business-to-business exhibitions will be allowed at exhibition halls.
  • Television serial and film shootings will be allowed, but production houses must ensure that everyone on the sets undergo RT-PCR tests, or are vaccinated.
  • Rental taxis and cabs can operate with a maximum of three passengers, apart from the driver
  • Autorickshaws can carry a maximum of two passengers, apart from the driver.
  • The e-registration system for those coming to Tamil Nadu from other States (except Puducherry, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) or countries will continue.
  • Those aged above 45 to get vaccinated at government vaccination centres and hospitals and private hospitals within the next two weeks.

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