Complete lockdown in Tamil Nadu on January 16, check new COVID-19 guidelines here | India News

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. 

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