covid 19: Covid-19: Classes I-VIII to be uploaded until January 10; shopping centers, theaters at 50% limit in Tamil Nadu | Chennai News

CHENNAI: As Covid-19 numbers increased, the state government rolled back restrictions on the movement of people until January 10 on Friday. Classes I through VIII will return to online mode and preschools and daycares will close.
Shopping malls, theaters, exhibition halls, amusement parks, gymnasiums, textiles, beauty salons and restaurants are expected to operate at 50% of their capacity. This also applies to meals in inns, lodges and bakeries. The existing borders will be maintained for places of worship, social, cultural and political gatherings. Only 100 people will be allowed at weddings and 50 people at funerals. The buses should run with seated passengers and the metro at 50% of its capacity to maintain social distancing. The restrictions were announced after Chief Minister MP Stalin held a review meeting.
The government postponed the exhibitions and hinted that the Chennai Book Fair should be postponed. Covid-19 protocols should be followed when using playgrounds and outdoor parks. Spectators must not exceed 50% of the capacity of stadiums and sporting events. Stores should follow directions and keep disinfectants at points of entry. Staff and customers should wear masks, staff in commercial establishments should be vaccinated and should avoid air conditioning. The government has also decided to form groups to conduct door-to-door surveillance in containment areas when only essential services will be allowed. Health Minister Ma Subramanian said: “We are seeing a tsunami of Omicron cases across the world. Cases are also increasing in Tamil Nadu.”

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