Chennai: In view of more than 62,700 active COVID-19 cases across the state, the Tamil Nadu Government on Monday (January 10, 2022) further intensified its lockdown-like measures.
The new rules, over and above the existing restrictions, will be in force till January 31 and came on a day when Tamil Nadu reported 13,990 fresh coronavirus infections.
The MK Stalin-led government has also urged the people to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest and also asked the traders and business establishments to provide hand sanitiser and strictly follow the government COVID-19 safety norms.
Check Tamil Nadu’s new COVID-19 guidelines
- Night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am.
- All places of worship will be closed for the public from January 14 to January 18.
- Total lockdown on January 16.
- Only 75 per cent occupancy in outstation buses that are operated ahead of the Pongal festival.
Check existing COVID-19 curbs in Tamil Nadu
- As per the existing curbs, only classes 9-12th will be permitted to have in-person schooling. Training and coaching centres are not permitted to function.
- Buses, metro and local trains to accommodate only up to 50% of seating capacity.
- All colleges other than the medical and paramedical colleges have been asked to remain shut till January 20.
- Government and private celebratory events of Pongal festivities are cancelled.
- All entertainment and amusements parks are ordered shut, however, the public will be able to visit beaches alone for walking.
- Only 50 per cent occupancy will be permitted in hotels, lodges and restaurants, clothes and jewellery stores, gyms, yoga centres, clubs, cinema halls, indoor stadia, salons, spas and beauty parlours.