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Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus Live Updates: Lockdown till September 30; Public transport from Sept 1, no more Sunday lockdowns

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News Live Updates: Public transportation, which had been suspended till August will be allowed to resume from September 1, while Metro services will resume from September 7 in Chennai. Places of worship will also be reopened to the public from Tuesday. Malls, showrooms and big stores will be reopened with 100 per cent capacity from September 1.




Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus News Live Updates: Tamil Nadu on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown in the state for the sixth month till September 30, with further relaxations announced across the state.

As per the latest guidelines, the mandatory lockdown on Sundays has been lifted and the e-pass system for inter-district travel has been scrapped. E-pass will now be required only while travelling to hill stations.

Public transportation, which had been suspended till August will be allowed to resume from September 1, while Metro services will resume from September 7 in Chennai. Places of worship will also be reopened to the public from Tuesday. The government will take a decision on inter-state rail services after September 15.

Malls, showrooms and big stores will be reopened with 100 per cent capacity from September 1. All stores will be allowed to operate till 8 pm. Restaurants and tea stalls will operate from 6 am to 8 pm, with takeaway services available till 9 pm.

Further, all banks, factories, government offices and IT companies can resume operations with 100 per cent workforce, while film shooting will be resumed with 75 per cent workforce from September 1.

Playgrounds and parks will also be reopened to the public and stadiums can be reopened without spectators. Educational institutions and theatres will continue to remain closed and all gatherings have been banned. The ongoing social distancing and mask guidelines will continue to remain in place across Tamil Nadu.

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Tamil Nadu on Sunday extended the lockdown in the state with September 30 with relaxations which will come into force from September 1. Social distancing guidelines and the usage of masks will continue to remain in place.

Here is what’s not allowed:

  • Educational institutions will continue to remain closed
  • Cinemas will remain closed and theatres operating inside malls will remain closed
  • Social gatherings have been prohibited
  • There will be no rail services for inter-state travel. A decision on the same will be taken after September 15
  • Suburban trains services will remain suspended

Tamil Nadu on Sunday extended the lockdown in the state with September 30 with relaxations which will come into force from September 1. Social distancing guidelines and the usage of masks will continue to remain in place.

Here is what’s allowed:

  • Public transportation will be allowed to resume from September 1
  • Metro services will resume from September 7 in Chennai
  • Places of worship will also be reopened to the public
  • Malls, showrooms and big stores will be reopened with 100 per cent capacity from September 1
  • All stores will be allowed to operate till 8 pm as opposed to the earlier curfew of 7 pm
  • Restaurants and tea stalls will operate from 6 am to 8 pm, with takeaway services available till 9 pm
  • All banks, factories, government offices and IT companies can resume operations with 100 per cent workforce
  • Film shooting will be resumed with 75 per cent workforce from September 1
  • Playgrounds and parks will be reopened to the public
  • Stadiums will be allowed to function without spectators
  • There will be no mandatory lockdowns on Sundays
  • The e-pass system for inter-district travel has been scrapped. However, those entering Tamil Nadu from other states and those travelling to hill stations within the state will have to carry an e-pass

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Tea stalls will be allowed to operate from 6 am to 8 pm. Express Photo

As per the latest guidelines, all stores will be allowed to operate till 8 pm. Restaurants and tea stalls will operate from 6 am to 8 pm, with takeaway services available till 9 pm.

All banks, factories, government offices and IT companies can resume operations with 100 per cent workforce, while film shooting will be resumed with 75 per cent workforce.

Playgrounds and parks will also be reopened to the public. Educational institutions will continue to remain closed and all gatherings have been banned.

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The artist says he receives 2,000 requests on a daily basis across his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. He charges for some of the artworks while others are made free of cost.

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