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Tamil Nadu extends Sunday lockdown, night curfew until further orders; what's allowed, what's not

The movement of officials and party functionaries in connection with the counting of votes for the TN Assembly election and Kanyakumari Lok Sabha by-election on May 2 is exempted from the restrictions imposed on Sundays.
 

Tamil Nadu extends Sunday lockdown, night curfew until further orders; what's allowed, what's not-dnm
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Chennai, First Published Apr 29, 2021, 6:51 PM IST
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Tamil Nadu government on Thursday extended the state-wide night curfew and complete lockdown on Sundays until further orders in view of rising novel coronavirus cases.

For instance, the night curfew shall remain in force from 10 pm to 4 am.

The movement of officials and party functionaries in connection with the counting of votes for the TN Assembly election and Kanyakumari Lok Sabha by-election on May 2 is exempted from the restrictions imposed on Sundays.

During the night curfew, private/public bus transport, auto, taxi and private vehicles will not be permitted. Intra-state and inter-state private/public bus transport will not be permitted from 10 pm to 4 am.

Chennai Metro Rail will be permitted to operate skeletal services during complete lockdown on Sundays.

All cinemas, multiplexes, theatres, gyms, recreation clubs, bars, auditoriums, meeting halls, and other similar places shall remain closed until further orders, stated the state government.

The order, however, reiterated that on all days including complete lockdown days, marriages and marriage-related gatherings shall be permitted with guests not exceeding 50 and in respect of funeral/last rites, the number of persons shall not exceed 25 with the restrictions imposed already.

Further, essential services such as supply of milk, distribution of newspapers, hospitals, medical labs, pharmaceutical shops, ambulance and hearse vehicle Services and allied medical-related activities, goods vehicles, Fuel Vehicles (Petrol, Diesel and LPG) will be permitted during the night curfew.

Candidates/students appearing for the SSC/UPSC/RRB/TNPSC examinations will be permitted on production of valid admit cards.

Hotels that are willing to function as Covid care centres in coordination with private hospitals having adequate infrastructure and health facilities will be permitted as Covid care centres. “The officials of the health department will inspect and accord necessary permission in this regard. Guests will not be permitted in the hotels functioning as Covid care centres,” the order said.

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