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The Tamil Nadu government announced on April 24 that further restrictions will be imposed across the state to contain the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic.
As per the new COVID-19 restrictions that will come into force from 4 am on April 26, cinema theatres, shopping malls, gyms, convention halls, bars, and recreation centres will remain closed.
Here’s what will be allowed in Tamil Nadu:
Departmental stores will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity without air conditioning.
Restaurants, tea stalls, and messes will be allowed to sell takeaway food.
Dine-in facilities will be strictly prohibited. All religious places will be shut for the public.
E-commerce services will be allowed to function with time restrictions.
Weddings will be allowed with a cap of 50 guests.
Funerals will be allowed with 25 attendees.
ITs and ITES companies will be allowed to function with 50% of its staff; the rest will have to work from home.
Sports training centres will remain operational only for national and international training purposes.
Entry into Tamil Nadu will be allowed after obtaining e-registration. Passengers from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala to e-register before entering the state. Those entering from Puducherry have been exempted from the rule.
What is not be allowed in Tamil Nadu:
Shopping malls, large format stores to be shut.
Theatres, recreational clubs, gyms, meeting halls, auditoriums, bars to be shut.
Salons, spas, parlours will be closed.
No dining in at restaurants.
All places of worship will be closed for public.