September 27, 2020

Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown, Restarts Metro, Buses, Permits Inns To Open



Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown, Restarts Metro, Buses, Allows Hotels To Open

Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown: The state has recorded over 4 lakh circumstances to date (File)

Highlights

  • Tamil Nadu has prolonged its coronavirus lockdown to September 30
  • It has additionally introduced main relaxations
  • Industries, authorities workplaces and banks will likely be allowed to perform

Chennai:

Tamil Nadu has prolonged its coronavirus lockdown to September 30 however has additionally introduced main relaxations, together with resuming intra-state bus companies from September 1 and Chennai metro companies from September 7.

Amongst different relaxations are the re-opening of inns, resorts, procuring malls and locations of worship from September 1, the scrapping of “whole lockdown” on Sunday and permitting outlets exterior containment zones to remain open until eight PM.

Industries, authorities workplaces and banks will likely be allowed to perform with 100 per cent of workers; they’d beforehand been restricted to 50 per cent. Nonetheless, all workplaces are being suggested to proceed work-from-home if potential.

As many as 50 incoming flights will likely be allowed to land at Chennai airport. Inter-state trains on chosen routes have been permitted. A call on intra-state trains will likely be taken after September 15, the federal government mentioned.

The Tamil Nadu authorities has additionally revoked the e-pass system for intra-state journey, consistent with “Unlock4” pointers launched by the centre late final night time. The central authorities had mentioned individuals had been not required to get permission, or register on authorities web sites, to journey throughout the nation.

E-passes will, nevertheless, proceed to be required for individuals arriving within the state by air or rail, and journey to Ooty and Kodaikanal and different hill stations.

Movie capturing can resume with a most of 75 crew members on set at any given time. Spectators is not going to be allowed.

All relaxations would require adherence to SOPs (customary working procedures) to minimise contact between individuals and unfold of the COVID-19 virus.

These SOPs embrace the usage of face masks and hand sanitisers in public areas, social distancing and thermal scans to examine physique temperature.

Tamil Nadu is the second worst-affected state in India, with over 4.16 lakh confirmed circumstances. Of those over 7,100 are deaths linked to the virus and round 1.85 lakh are energetic circumstances.

The southern state recorded 6,352 new Covid circumstances on Saturday.