Due to rising COVID-19 cases, the state government on December 31 informed about the restrictions. It has also been announced that there will be no physical classes for classes 1-8 till January 10, 2023. The highlights of the official notice can be checked here.
Tamil Nadu Minister Ma Subramanian said the 76 cases of Omicron on Friday was an indication of community spread of the coronavirus strain in the State and that vaccination was the only solution to prevent its further spread.
The Minister for Medical and Family Welfare, talking to reporters here, said 34 students, including 10 girls, have tested Covid-19 positive in Chennai and were under treatment at a Covid Care Centre. “Today, we announced 76 new Omicron cases. This is an indication of the community spread of the virus.
The satisfying news we receive is that those who are affected by Omicron have tested negative after four days of treatment and were discharged from hospitals after recovery,” he said.
It further read, “No physical classes for students of standard 1st to 8th till January 10. Physical classes for students of standard 9th to 12th and colleges to be held following all COVID-19 protocols. No permission for UKG, LKG classes.”
In an official release, “Tamil Nadu announces new restrictions effective till January 10. Malls, jewellery and textile shops, malls, theatres, beauty parlours, showrooms, amusement parks, and metro trains to operate at 50 per cent capacity.” Weddings to be allowed with 100 persons and funerals with 50 persons.
The state government banned currently social, political and cultural gatherings. Existing guidelines for religious places to be continued with protocols.
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